Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Latest poll: support continues to build

From CNN/ORC poll (PDF):  do you think marriage between same sex couples should be legal?  I've graphed the data for you.  This continues the recent trend showing a steady majority in favor of marriage rights, overall, even though there are pockets of implacable opposition.

(Note, I graphed this from the first data point they included in the poll, by month.  They only gave data back to June '08) 

Here's a question that gets at the reason for a change.  Do you have a family member or close friend who is gay?  This illustrates the  effect not only of media exposure, but of us COMING OUT to friends, family, and co-workers.  It's much harder to demonize someone whom you know and love.

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