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23 March 2009

How is this harming you? Seriously.

N.C. mirrors national poll results
Submitted by ryanteaguebeckwith on March 23, 2009 - 11:44am.
Tags: constitution Elon University Poll gay marriage polling Under the Dome

North Carolina mirrors national sentiment on gay marriage.

A survey by the Elon University Poll roughly matches up to the results of a December poll by Newsweek that asked about state constitutional bans.

"Suppose your state held an election where you could vote for or against an amendment to the state constitution that would ban gay marriage," that poll asked.

In that poll, 49 percent of respondents were against a ban, 45 percent in favor and six percent unsure.

A recent Elon poll with similar wording found 50 percent opposed a North Carolina ban, 43 percent supported, five percent were unsure and one percent refused.

Both polls were of all households, not just registered or likely voters.

The Newsweek poll was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from Dec. 3-4 of 1,006 adults. Its margin of error was plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

A Recent phone survey conducted by Elon University matches the nationwide results... 49% of the US population would not support a constitutional ban on gay marriages. Great... I understand those people. The 44% who would support such an amendment confuse me though. Honestly, how does the idea of two people, regardless of gender, getting married insult anyone? How is it anyone else's business what goes on behind the closed doors of someone's bedroom? (Within reason of course... no children or anything like that).

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