Percentage of blacks that support gay marriage
Among blacks, Latinos and whites, blacks were the only racial or ethnic group in which a majority of respondents said they opposed gay marriage, in a Washington Post-ABC poll. On marijuana legalization, blacks are most supportive while Latinos are the least supportive. Fifty-one percent of blacks, 45 percent of Latinos and 47 percent of whites said they oppose gay marriage in the Nov. The margin of error for the full sample is 3. In the full sample, a majority, 51 percent, said they support gay marriage, including 33 percent who say they strongly support gay marriage. Forty-seven percent said they oppose gay marriage, including 35 percent who say they strongly oppose gay marriage.
Blacks are lukewarm to gay marriage, but most say businesses must provide wedding services to gay couples
Black support for gay marriage growing - SFGate
African Americans remain less likely than white Americans to support same-sex marriage, as has been the case for several years. But at the same time, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that a majority of blacks — a significantly bigger share than among whites — say that wedding-related businesses, such as caterers or florists, should be required to provide wedding services to gay and lesbian couples. On the same survey, we asked respondents for the first time whether they think businesses that provide wedding services should be allowed to refuse to serve same-sex couples for religious reasons. On this issue, blacks stand out as especially likely to say that such businesses should be required to provide the same services to gay and lesbian couples as they would to all other customers. Why do African Americans think wedding related businesses should be required to provide services to same-sex couples even though many harbor reservations about such unions? This may partly reflect empathy among African Americans for the perceived discrimination that gays and lesbians face in American society. By contrast, most people who think gays and lesbians do not face a lot of discrimination say businesses should not have to provide services for same-sex weddings.
Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States
When Californians voted to outlaw same-sex marriage four years ago, one factor - both revealing and alarming to the civil rights community - was African Americans' support for the ban. Proposition 8, which passed with a 52 percent majority, had 58 percent support among black voters. It was a different story Nov.
Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has shifted rapidly since the s, with support constantly rising while opposition has consistently fallen. Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has changed radically since polling of the American people regarding the issue were first conducted in Continual polling by Gallup over the course of more than two decades has shown that support for same-sex marriage has grown rapidly, while opposition has simultaneously collapsed. While this is a drop when compared to , same sex marriage approval still remains stable. This marked the first Pew poll where a majority of Baby Boomers supported same-sex marriage, and where a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents did not oppose same-sex marriage.