Tuesday, May 5, 2009

CNN Poll: Under 35 voters solidly support gay marriage

Not like this is a surprise but...

As a slew of states move to legalize gay marriage, a new CNN poll finds that most Americans still oppose it, though those under 35 are solidly for gay marriage legalization.

The poll finds that just 44 percent back gay marriage, compared with 58 percent of those under 35. The generational gap over the issue is striking: Only around 4 in 10 Americans ages 35 to 64 back gay marriage, and the number drops to 24 percent for those above age 65.

The numbers raise an important question about the strategy of the pro-gay marriage forces: Is their move to start legalizing gay marriage in many states far enough ahead of public opinion to provoke a serious backlash? Or, given the dramatic generational shift in public opinion on the issue, is their timing just right?

At least that's what CNN was wondering in their article. What do you think? Post a comment below.

4 comments:

Dieter Michaels said...

well I think that anybody that seems to think that gay marriage is going to change their life in any way and feels threatened by it...is saying much more about their own sad lives than the lives of gay people.
religious freaks want to change the constitution to meet their standards..well then perhaps its time we put a vote to making ammendments to the bible....
it was after all written by man.

Anonymous said...

the government has to right to tell me who i can and can not love. you don't decide who you fall in love with, it just happens.
and church and state was separated years ago. it's time to get the bible out of the constitution, or it's time for churches to start paying taxes.

it's time for our nation to realize that this whole issue isn't even something that should be in the court system.

de subversief said...

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Anonymous said...

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