Poll: Most Catholics Support Some Sort of Same-Sex Union

According to a new News York Times/CBS poll, 69 percent of Catholics surveyed say they support gay unions.

Equality is finding larger support in the mainstream as well. On Top Magazine reports the poll finds,”63 percent of Americans support recognizing gay and lesbian couples with either marriage (39%) or civil unions (24%). Thirty-two percent said there should be no recognition and 5 percent gave no opinion.”

“Forty-four percent of Catholics surveyed favored marriage, and 25 percent preferred civil unions. Twenty-four percent said gay couples should not be recognized by the government,” reports the magazine.

The number is smaller but still growing when it comes to support from evangelical circles. According to the poll,”Eighteen percent said they favored marriage, while 25 percent supported civil unions.”

The survey, released Tuesday, is based on 1,197 telephone interviews conducted between February 8-13 on land lines and cellphones.


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