http://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=605fbee7-6d5b-422a-9669-f74e1b5ac15fSix in ten now approve
Poll finds big gains for same-sex marriage in California
By Mark DiCamillo and Mervin Field
The latest Field Poll finds voter approval of same-sex marriage to be at the highest level ever recorded during thirty-five years of polling on the issue in California.
Currently 59% of this state’s registered voters favor allowing same-sex couples to marry and have regular marriage laws apply to them, while 34% disapprove. Another 7% do not express an opinion.
This division of sentiment is nearly a complete reversal of the findings from the first time The Field Poll began measuring Californians’ attitudes toward same-sex marriage in 1977. At that time, 59% disapproved and 28% were in favor…
Very large or sizeable majorities of sub-groups of the state’s electorate now supports allowing same-sex marriage. These include voters in each of the four major regions of the state, Democrats, non-partisans, middle-of-the-road and liberal voters, young and middle age groups, men and women, white non-Hispanics, married as well as single voters, Catholics, voters affiliated with non-Christian religions, and those with no religious preference.
Sentiment on this issue is mixed among voters age 65 and older, African-Americans and Protestants.
Republicans and political conservatives are the only major blocs where majorities are opposed to gays and lesbians marrying.