POLL: 62 Percent Support Same-Sex Relationship Recognition

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"POLL: 62 Percent Support Same-Sex Relationship Recognition"

A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that 62 percent of Americans support legal recognition for same-sex relationships. Support was split between marriage equality and civil unions, as the poll didn’t force a choice between marriage and nothing. Still, only 33 percent said that same-sex relationships should have no legal recognition. Among younger people, support for marriage equality (53 percent) far exceeded support for civil unions (17 percent). A poll last week found that 51 percent of Americans agree with President Obama’s support for marriage equality.


David Badash at The New Civil Rights Movement argues that this poll should be disregarded because the sample was so small — only 615 people.

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