Regional: Poll depicts divide on gay marriage

Carolinas News Notes

ELON, N.C. — An Elon University poll shows that there is a divide among its respondents on the issue of gay marriage.

It shares that 46.5 percent opposed it and 42.6 percent supported it.

Sixty-three percent of Catholics indicated that they supported gay marriage. Along political lines, 58 percent of Democrats, 47 percent of Independents and 21 percent of Republicans gave a nod in support of gay marriage.

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Men (43 percent) and women (42 percent) show their support. For those who are 18-30 years-old, 68 percent were in agreement, but only 24 percent of those over 65 said yes.

Blacks (51 percent) and whites (40 percent) rallied around gay marriage.

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Elon has also conducted polls on abortion, voter identification, early voting, Obamacare, and others.

info: elon.edu.

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