Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Support for Same-Sex "Marriage" Dips

When it's an issue the mainsteam media supports, they describe a 9% drop as a "dip" and a "slight decline." In an election, 9% is a landslide. Still, it is good news. The public is thinking about what marriage really is.

Poll: Support For Gay Marriage Dips

(CBS) Support for same-sex marriage has declined slightly from two months ago, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds.

Most Americans support some legal recognition of a same-sex couple’s relationship. The poll found 33 percent favor marriage for same-sex couples, down somewhat from a
high of 42 percent in April, and another 30 percent support civil unions. A third of Americans think there should be no legal recognition of a same-sex couple’s relationship. Views in this poll are similar to those found back in March of this year....

This poll was conducted among a random sample of 895 adults nationwide,
interviewed by telephone June 12-16, 2009. Phone numbers were dialed from
RDD samples of both standard land-lines and cell phones. The error due to
sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three
percentage points. The error for subgroups is higher. This poll release
conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Poll.

1 comment:

Rev M said...

1) Reading your own links more carefully might show that the 42% support in April was an increase from 33% from the previous month suggesting it was a statistical aberration.
2) Those who favor no legal recognition of same sex relationships have been in the minority for years.
3) The young are much more likely to support legal recognition than their parents or grandparents. We will find out in the next couple of decades whether support for legal recognition of same sex relationships is a function of age, or generation. Other indicators suggest it is generational.
4) Regardless of where you stand on same sex marriage, since when is a poll measuring support or lack there of for any issue a gauge of whether it is just, moral or legal? I think the Catholic Church, with its monarchical episcopacy would reject the popular support argument.