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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.

Update:

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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