facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Majority still oppose gay marriage in U.S.

May 24, 2010 at 6:00 PM   |   Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., May 24 (UPI) -- A majority of Americans still are against legalizing homosexual marriage, a poll released Monday indicates.

The Gallup poll found 53 percent oppose same-sex marriage and 44 percent favor allowing it.

The polling firm said 68 percent were opposed and 27 percent in favor when it first surveyed Americans about gay marriage. The latest numbers, Gallup said, were tied for the lowest opposition but slightly below the highest ever support -- 46 percent -- in 2007.

Among Democrats questioned, a majority favor legal gay marriage, with 70 percent identifying themselves as liberals expressing support.

Those surveyed who say religion is "very important" in their lives oppose legal same-sex marriage by 70 percent to 27 percent. On the other hand, those who say religion is not important to them support gay marriage by just as wide a margin, Gallup found.

The telephone poll of 1,029 adults was conducted May 3-6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
2
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
3
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down
4
Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75
5
Alleged jihadist charged with killing 4 in Washington, N.J.
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback