March 3, 2013

California Voters Support Marriage Equality By A 2-To-1 Margin

Marriage Equality rainbow flag and wedding rings

The California Field Poll is an independent political and public policy poll of California voters. The Field Research Corporation was established in 1947.

The Field Poll has been asking Californian’s about marriage equality for 36 years. In their most recent poll of registered voters, they found that by nearly a two-to-one margin, Californians approve of same-sex marriage 61% to 32%.

When you examine the demographics, approval of allowing same-sex marriage includes the majority of men and women, voters in all racial and ethnic groups, and Californians living in each of the major regions of the state. The only subgroups where majorities disapprove are registered Republicans and voters who consider themselves conservatives.

Sixty percent of voters believe that the US Supreme Court’s upcoming oral arguments and ruling considering the validity and constitutionality of Proposition 8, is important to them.

These are the findings from the latest Field Poll completed earlier this month, updating California voter opinions about marriage equality and Proposition 8.

Table 1 California Field Poll February 2013 same-sex marriage poll

Table 2 related to demographics, and Table 3 related to the Supreme Court, can be found after the break.

Table 2 California Field Poll February 2013 same-sex marriage demographics

Table 3 California Field Poll February 2013 Importance of Supreme Court ruling

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