Poll: 41 percent of NY voters for gay marriage

Posted on 08 Apr 2009 at 11:52am
By Associated Press

Percentage unchanged from 2008, but higher than 2007

NEW YORK — A poll shows 41 percent of New York voters support same-sex marriage.

That percentage remains nearly unchanged from a year ago but higher than in 2007.

Quinnipiac University polled 1,528 registered voters this month. Participants were given three choices: gay marriage, civil unions or no legal recognition.

One-third said gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not marry; 19 percent believed there should be no legal recognition.

Democrats, Independents, whites and women were the strongest supporters; opposition was strongest among Republicans, men and blacks.

A June 2007 poll showed 35 percent of voters supported gay marriage; 22 percent were against any legal recognition.

The poll’s margin of error is 2.5 percentage points.

On the Net: www.quinnipiac.edu/x271.xml

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