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Survey: Californians Now More Likely to Favor Gay Marriage
Christian Post ^ | 03/25/2010 | Nathan Black

Posted on 03/28/2010 8:49:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A newly released survey shows that for the first time, more Californians favor same-sex marriage than oppose it.

Since the Public Policy Institute of California began tracking attitudes on same-sex marriage in the year 2000, residents in the Golden State were always more likely to express opposition. But the latest survey, released Wednesday, found that 50 percent of residents now favor it and 45 percent are against it.

The findings come two years after 52 percent of California voters passed Proposition 8, a state amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The California Supreme Court last year rejected lawsuits against the amendment, ruling that it was not an illegal constitutional revision by the people nor unconstitutional.

But two of the nation's top litigators – Theodore B. Olson and David Boies, who represented the opposing sides of the Bush v. Gore case in 2000 – filed a federal lawsuit, arguing that it violates the Equal Protection Clause.

Testimonies in the Prop 8 case wrapped up in January but the case was prolonged after Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ordered opponents of the amendment to turn over campaign materials and internal documents.

According to the PPIC survey, support for same-sex marriage declines with older age, but rises as education and income increase.

Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area are more likely than those in Los Angeles to support allowing gays and lesbians to marry.

Meanwhile, an overwhelming majority of evangelical Christians (75 percent) are opposed to it.

The PPIC survey is part of a series that examines the social, economic, and political trends that influence public policy preferences and ballot choices. Findings are based on a telephone survey of 2,002 California adult residents interviewed on landlines and cell phones from March 9-16, 2010.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2010polls; ca2010; california; gay; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; ppic; prop8; romney; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 03/28/2010 8:49:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

insane cali


2 posted on 03/28/2010 8:50:46 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds to me like they just keep polling till they get the numbers they want.


3 posted on 03/28/2010 8:54:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t they show surveys like this before Prop 8 yet Prop 8 was approved?


4 posted on 03/28/2010 8:55:50 AM PDT by Sister_T (Socialism is covetousness, wearing a mask of "caring for the poor" ... Ephesians 5:5)
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2000 out of 35 million. This poll is a joke.


5 posted on 03/28/2010 8:56:25 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: troy McClure
2000 out of 35 million. This poll is a joke.

That's how ALL POLLS ARE DONE.
6 posted on 03/28/2010 9:01:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
an overwhelming majority of evangelical Christians (75 percent) are opposed to it.

But they will be forced to live in a society (of which they are part and vastly outnumber the proponents) that tolerates it.

When PC and Christianity collide, why must it always be Christianity that loses?

7 posted on 03/28/2010 9:07:03 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Bible is very, very clear on the issue of homosexuality, as well as abortion etc. There is not even any room for discussion on either of these issues. Anybody that believes otherwise, simply does not have the Spirit of God within them, Case Closed!!


8 posted on 03/28/2010 9:07:07 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN or BUST.)
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To: IronJack
an overwhelming majority of evangelical Christians (75 percent) are opposed to it.

Makes me wonder in what sense the other 25% consider themselves Evangelical Christians.
9 posted on 03/28/2010 9:08:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The homosexual movement is just one of the tools the Communists use to divide us, and to spit on the Bible!


10 posted on 03/28/2010 9:30:12 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only survey that counts is an election.


11 posted on 03/28/2010 9:31:53 AM PDT by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: SeekAndFind

The key is to never be quiet never succumb. When people are exposed to the reality of what homosexual activism is they are always more likely to oppose it. It is only when we remain silent and send our kids off to be indoctrinated that we lose.


12 posted on 03/28/2010 9:44:20 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Confiscation of wealth with out explicit consent is not charity.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t consider myself an evangelical Christian and I’m opposed.


13 posted on 03/28/2010 9:44:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Maelstorm

Agreed.
Silenece should only be used when its to shame. Ie- turning your back en masse on someone to get the point across.
Otherwise, Its using calm logic and questioning THEM.
And more and more videotaping it and putting it on youtueb and facebook so people SEE the difference.
Additonally, pulling all children out of public school and start homeschooling and putting your kids into christian Programs to combat the misinformation.


14 posted on 03/28/2010 9:57:20 AM PDT by humantech ("No one wants to live to see such evil times. Its what you do with the time you are given")
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To: SeekAndFind

The poll is of “adults” not likely voters. Similar polls were done in previous years. An actual vote today would probably have the same result as in 2008.

Whats clear is that however “adults” may think on this issue, most support is casual and the issue only seems important to a small number of proponents, while it is important to a larger number of opponents, who are the sort of people who are more likely to vote in the first place.


15 posted on 03/28/2010 10:04:13 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: IronJack

From what I’ve seen in the western world, Christianity has lost to convenience and secularism for the better part of the past 200 years. It doesn’t say much for Christianity when it has been eradicated as a serious movement in many of its core countries.


16 posted on 03/28/2010 10:04:26 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: SeekAndFind

This poll is a lie, I live in California, we are still against gay marriage here. That poll is bogus


17 posted on 03/28/2010 10:13:16 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: buwaya

Could it be that the conservative residents of California have slowly moved OUT of the state ?

U-HAUL ( the trucking and moving company ) has done yearly surveys of resident outflows and inflows and they tell us that hundreds of thousands of California residents have been leaving for the past 3 years and the net outflow EXCEEDS the inflow by hundreds of thousands.

Of course U-HAUL does not survey the political persuasions of those moving in and out but IF those moving out are the conservatives ( and there is good reason to believe that ),
it looks like most of those who choose to remain because of the generous welfare and goodies they get from Sacramento will be liberal.

If so, this explains the shift in general favorable attitude towards gay marriage.


18 posted on 03/28/2010 10:18:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: dalebert
insane cali

Does your state have it in your constitute that marriage is only between a man and a women?

19 posted on 03/28/2010 10:21:04 AM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: SeekAndFind
Survey: Californians Now More Likely to Favor Gay Marriage

Why? What changed? More and more conservatives leaving the state?

20 posted on 03/28/2010 11:11:09 AM PDT by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some polls before Prop 8 was passed showed gay marriage winning in California by similar margins. So, it isn’t accurate to say there has been a shift in public opinion in California.


21 posted on 03/28/2010 11:52:57 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: SeekAndFind

Califruitia.

Time to clean that crackhouse up.


22 posted on 03/28/2010 12:38:19 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: SeekAndFind

Something tells me that the mass exodus out of Californication involves mostly sane people.


23 posted on 03/28/2010 3:45:21 PM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: ColdWater
"insane cali"

Does your state have it in your constitute that marriage is only between a man and a women?

Does your state have it in your constitution that marriage is only between a man and a woman and yet still recognize "marriage" as between two men or two women?

That, my FRiend, is the definition of insanity.

24 posted on 03/28/2010 3:49:00 PM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: SeekAndFind
That is one aspect of it. The other is the indoctrination by the public school teachers unions (with help of the mass media), feeding the children pro-homosexual propaganda. Doesn't take too many years of this nonsense as children soon become voting adults to manifest into majority acceptance and support of those who choose the homosexual lifestyle.
25 posted on 03/28/2010 4:12:39 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: hattend

That, and each year our government schools graduate mind-numbed kids who generally accept this pro-homo garbage.


26 posted on 03/28/2010 4:15:20 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: ColdWater

you know i really dont know...never thought we would have to define marriage...its been pretty clear what it is for centuries.


27 posted on 03/28/2010 4:23:47 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert
you know i really dont know...never thought we would have to define marriage...its been pretty clear what it is for centuries.

Perhaps, then, Cali is not so insane?

28 posted on 03/28/2010 4:49:18 PM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: ColdWater

no cali is crazy ...i was born there.


29 posted on 03/28/2010 5:22:48 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: IronJack

I was at a service club meeting the Thursday after the 2004 election. There was a discussion at one table questioning how it was Constitutional for Evangelical Christians to even vote. The woman who raised this question is an elderly Jewish woman who was a lawyer.


30 posted on 03/29/2010 2:06:21 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind
U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ordered opponents of the amendment to turn over campaign materials and internal documents.

I was wondering what was happening in CA about this. Hadn't read about it in awhile. Does the above mean the homos when it refers to "opponents"? This is reported as being back in January.

31 posted on 03/30/2010 10:56:20 AM PDT by jeffc (I now live in National Socialist America)
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