Opinion on Gay Marriage or Civil Unions (February 2010)

Opinion on Gay Marriage or Civil Unions (February 2010)

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Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.28%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 35%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 29%
Don't know7%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.46%47%11%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 25%31%46%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 23%20%37%
Don't know6%2%6%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.9%19%7%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 53%46%45%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 29%29%45%
Don't know9%7%4%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.42%41%49%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 33%32%21%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 22%21%23%
Don't know2%7%6%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.64%32%12%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 20%30%45%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 11%26%39%
Don't know5%13%4%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.26%6%4%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 43%49%40%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 22%42%56%
Don't know9%3%1%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.48%79%77%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 28%14%9%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 16%5%15%
Don't know9%1%0%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.50%11%14%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 24%41%50%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 20%43%33%
Don't know6%5%3%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.27%20%37%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 39%32%29%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 28%37%29%
Don't know6%11%5%

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categoryMaleFemale
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.27%29%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 38%34%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 30%29%
Don't know5%8%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.33%27%25%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 31%40%33%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 31%27%33%
Don't know5%7%9%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.22%23%31%29%28%42%
Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil unions but 17%33%36%46%39%36%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to civil unions 55%36%27%20%27%18%
Don't know6%8%6%6%6%3%

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