Opinion on Gay Marriage (February 2013)

Opinion on Gay Marriage (February 2013)

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Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry37%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage28%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage28%
Don't know7%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry63%39%13%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage12%29%41%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage16%22%41%
Don't know9%10%5%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry16%20%8%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage49%38%38%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage29%35%50%
Don't know6%7%4%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry75%48%64%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage10%19%11%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage6%26%16%
Don't know9%7%9%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry81%37%15%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage11%23%38%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage5%25%41%
Don't know2%15%6%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry32%13%6%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage36%40%36%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage23%41%54%
Don't know10%5%5%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry79%88%77%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage10%9%15%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage7%2%8%
Don't know4%1%0%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry68%19%10%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage13%32%47%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage12%44%37%
Don't know8%5%5%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry36%38%42%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage30%21%24%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage30%29%22%
Don't know5%13%12%

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categoryMaleFemale
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry34%40%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage30%26%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage29%27%
Don't know7%7%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry44%39%21%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage23%29%30%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage25%25%41%
Don't know7%7%8%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry25%27%43%34%42%48%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage22%28%25%31%27%35%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage36%33%27%30%26%15%
Don't know17%12%5%6%5%2%

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