December 2, 2009 - Quinnipiac University Poll Staff Can Discuss Poll Showing New York Voters Support Same-Sex Marriage

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New York State voters support 51 - 41 percent, with 8 percent undecided, a law allowing same- sex couples to marry, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released June 23.

The independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll showed women support same-sex marriage 58 - 35 percent, while men oppose it by a narrow 48 - 44 percent margin. Same-sex marriage wins 65 - 28 percent from Democrats and 52 - 42 percent from independent voters, while Republicans oppose it 66 - 27 percent. The proposal wins 52 - 42 percent support from white voters and 55 - 39 percent from Hispanics. Black voters split with 43 percent in favor and 42 percent opposed.

Voters who attend religious services at least once a week are opposed 63 - 31 percent, while those who attend less frequently support same-sex marriages 61 - 31 percent. Support also rises with income and education level.

Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, is available to discuss the results. View the entire poll here. For RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, or follow us on Twitter.