Elon Poll: Majority of NC voters oppose anti-gay constitutional amendment
North Carolinians will go to the polls next May to vote on a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. But a new poll from Elon University finds that a majority of North Carolinians remain opposed to writing discrimination into the state constitution.
Fifty-six percent of those surveyed oppose a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, according to the latest Elon University poll released Friday.
The poll also found the number of people who would prefer to see no legal recognition for same-sex couples has dropped since pollsters began asking the same question two years ago.
Here’s the break down from the university’s press release, including the results from two previous polls:
N.C. constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage
September 2011: 56 percent oppose / 39 percent support
February 2011: 56 percent oppose / 38 percent support
March 2009: 50 percent oppose / 43 percent support
Oppose any legal recognition for same-sex couples:
September 2011: 34 percent
February 2011: 35 percent
March 2009: 44 percent
Support civil unions or partnerships, but not full marriage rights:
September 2011: 29 percent
February 2011: 29 percent
March 2009: 28 percent
Support full marriage rights:
September 2011: 33 percent
February 2011: 28 percent
March 2009: 21 percent