23 Aug Americans Still Oppose Same-sex Marriage by Large Margin
Last week’s national Public Policy Poll shows what citizens have said repeatedly in the voting booth–Americans opposed gay marriage. The August 2-9 poll showed that Americans opposed same-sex marriage almost 2-to-1 — 57 percent opposed, 33 percent in favor. Republicans oppose same-sex marriage 80 percent to 12 percent and Democrats are in favor of same-sex marriage 48 percent to 41 percent. But here’s a number you want to pay attention to: Independents oppose same-sex marriage by a 48 percent to 41 percent margin.
Just last week, a friend was insisting that African-Americans are in favor of same-sex marriage. She commented “all my black friends support gay marriage.” Well, the Public Policy Poll gives us some insight on that question. Whites oppose same-sex marriage 58 percent to 34 percent, Hispanics oppose it 57 percent to 27 percent and African-American oppose it 52 percent to 34 percent.
In one less heartening statistic, Americans are not optimistic about the odds of holding off same-sex advocacy, believing that a change is coming. Fifty-three percent think that same-sex marriage will be legal 20 years from now with 32 percent believing it will still be illegal for homosexuals to marry.
That’s exactly what homosexual activists want you to believe. Don’t buy into it! Pro-family, traditional marriage proponents are still the core of this nation. There is no reason, other than being cowed into silence and failure to get involved, that same-sex marriage will be legalized nationwide—even 20 years from now. You decide the future.