October 3, 2006

Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment

30%

That’s the proportion of Americans who support a constitutional amendment to ban marriages between gay and lesbian couples. Even among groups most strongly opposed to gay marriage (white evangelicals, Republicans, conservatives and senior citizens), fewer than a majority favor an amendment.

While a majority of the public opposes gay marriage, opponents are divided on whether it would be a good idea to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban it. Just three-in-10 Americans (30%) currently oppose gay marriage and think a constitutional amendment would be a good idea. Even among groups most strongly opposed to gay marriage (white evangelicals, Republicans, conservatives and senior citizens), less than a majority favor an amendment. Read More