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Voters Split Over New York’s Same Sex Marriage Law, Support Growing Among Religious Respondents

By Igor Volsky  

"Voters Split Over New York’s Same Sex Marriage Law, Support Growing Among Religious Respondents"


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Americans are split over whether New York’s same-sex marriage law is a positive or negative outcome, a new Washington Post poll finds. Support is increasing among political independents and religious respondents, however. While 50 percent of all adults viewed the outcome as a positive development (46 percent do not), 54 percent of Independents, 63 percent of White non-Evangelical Protestants and 59 percent of Catholics said they support the measure. Among African Americans, “more than six in 10 say the law is a negative development, while roughly one in three see it positively”:

At least six national polls have found that a majority of Americans now favor marriage equality, including a growing number of religious voters. An ABC News/Washington Post from March, similarly found that 63 percent of white Catholics and 57 percent of non-evangelical white Protestants now support marriage equality — huge increases among both groups over the past decade.

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