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Poll Shows Age Gap On Marriage Equality, Marijuana, And DREAM Act

By Zack Ford on November 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

"Poll Shows Age Gap On Marriage Equality, Marijuana, And DREAM Act"

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A new Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted in the days after the election shows a huge age gap on the issues of marriage equality, legalizing marijuana use, and supporting DREAM Act-like measures that create a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants. Young people (age 18-29) overwhelmingly support all three issues, while those over 65 reliably oppose all three, sometimes by the same margins by which young people support them. Notably, the gap between the two groups was largest on the issue of same-sex marriage at more than 30 points. On all three issues, individuals age 30-64 showed support as well, but by much slimmer margins, showing a consistent age trend.

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