Opinion on Gay Marriage and Civil Unions (May 2011)

Opinion on Gay Marriage and Civil Unions (May 2011)

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Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry30%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage31%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage33%
Don't know6%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry52%41%11%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage20%24%41%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage21%25%45%
Don't know8%11%3%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry11%25%6%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage50%38%37%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage36%35%55%
Don't know4%2%2%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry68%48%48%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage19%22%19%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage11%24%23%
Don't know2%6%10%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry69%43%8%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage14%23%40%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage10%22%49%
Don't know6%12%2%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry19%6%2%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage42%46%31%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage37%47%63%
Don't know2%1%4%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry51%80%78%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage31%9%0%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage14%4%13%
Don't know4%7%9%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry57%15%11%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage18%36%41%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage17%47%45%
Don't know8%2%2%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry31%23%35%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage32%23%31%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage33%43%24%
Don't know4%11%10%

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categoryMaleFemale
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry25%35%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage35%27%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage35%32%
Don't know5%7%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry30%36%20%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage30%32%27%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage31%29%44%
Don't know8%4%8%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry16%25%35%38%36%26%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage21%35%26%31%27%39%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage63%31%34%29%32%29%
Don't know0%8%5%3%5%6%

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