Opinion on Gay Marriage (October 2012)

Opinion on Gay Marriage (October 2012)

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Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 36%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage33%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage25%
Don't know 7%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 53%53%15%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage22%11%49%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage17%28%32%
Don't know 8%8%4%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 20%22%8%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage51%46%48%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage26%22%40%
Don't know 3%10%3%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 66%41%52%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage13%22%27%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage14%31%13%
Don't know 8%6%9%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 73%43%12%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage15%23%49%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage8%23%35%
Don't know 4%12%4%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 15%8%15%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage51%57%27%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage27%32%55%
Don't know 7%3%3%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 65%76%95%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage20%13%1%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage8%10%3%
Don't know 7%1%1%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 59%17%19%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage19%41%45%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage14%39%32%
Don't know 7%3%4%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 35%33%34%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage35%33%25%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage24%29%28%
Don't know 5%6%13%

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categoryMaleFemale
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 30%40%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage36%29%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage27%23%
Don't know 6%8%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 44%34%28%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage29%35%31%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage17%27%32%
Don't know 10%4%9%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry 31%29%42%25%39%51%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but not marriage36%27%39%30%36%32%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions or marriage33%33%16%32%22%14%
Don't know 0%12%3%13%3%3%

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