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Poll Tracks Dramatic Rise In Support for Gay Marriage (ABC News/Washington Post Poll)
ABC News ^ | 03/18/2013 | Gary Langer

Posted on 03/18/2013 12:12:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Support for gay marriage reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking a dramatic change in public attitudes on the subject across the past decade. Fifty-eight percent of Americans now say it should be legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed.

That number has grown sharply in ABC News/Washington Post polls, from a low of 32 percent in a 2004 survey of registered voters, advancing to a narrow majority for the first time only two years ago, and now up again to a significant majority for the first time.

Most Americans, moreover, say the U.S. Constitution should trump state laws on gay marriage, a question now before the U.S. Supreme Court. And – in another fundamental shift – just 24 percent now see homosexuality as a choice, down from 40 percent nearly 20 years ago. It’s a view that closely relates to opinions on the legality of same-sex marriage.

Intensity of sentiment about gay marriage also shows considerable change in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates. In 2004, strong opponents outnumbered strong supporters by a broad 34 percentage points. Today strong supporters are ascendant, outnumbering strong opponents by 11 points.

CHANGE – Results of this survey extend evidence of a remarkable transformation in public attitudes. Views on basic social issues often move slowly, if at all. Support for gay marriage, though, has gone from 47 percent to today’s 58 percent in just the last three years – culminating a period of change first endorsed by some state courts, then by some political figures, notably with Hillary Clinton expressing support for same-sex marriage today, and Barack Obama doing the same last May, a position he went on to underscore in his second inaugural address in January.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: choiceordisease; diseaseorchoice; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; lavendermafia; pinkjournalism; poll; pravdamedia; romney; romneymarriage
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1 posted on 03/18/2013 12:12:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Related: Hillary Clinton Endorses Gay Marriage
2 posted on 03/18/2013 12:13:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The wrath of God is revealed from heaven as ... the acceptance of homosexuality.


3 posted on 03/18/2013 12:13:32 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Gay marriage” is all the crazy bastards living in this country can think about these days.


4 posted on 03/18/2013 12:14:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: MrB
Sodom and Gomorrah
5 posted on 03/18/2013 12:14:02 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: MrB
Something has happened in America the past 10 years...


6 posted on 03/18/2013 12:14:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
ust 24 percent now see homosexuality as a choice, down from 40 percent nearly 20 years ago.

So fewer people believe that sexual attraction to the same gender is genetic and not a socio-cultural normalization of aberrant, non-biologically-necessary intercourse?

This world is freaking bananas.

7 posted on 03/18/2013 12:14:44 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: MrB

And all these stories coincidentally bombard us at the same time.


8 posted on 03/18/2013 12:14:57 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: SeekAndFind

Its a social contract. This is probably ultimately how it should be decided. Not in courts.


9 posted on 03/18/2013 12:15:03 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The MSM-schools propaganda taking a toll


10 posted on 03/18/2013 12:16:04 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

The downward spiral is picking up speed.


11 posted on 03/18/2013 12:16:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s amazing what over 50% of this country is doing to affirm less than 1.5% of this country’s sodomite thinking. Since we’re no longer considered a Christian country (and I don’t think we are), it’s no surprise.

Even the Disney children’s shows are now having homosexual characters written in. And, of course, whatever the characters say is profound, but if any character displays anti-faggot thinking, you get a huge laugh-track or an audience groan.


12 posted on 03/18/2013 12:17:06 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

That chart is very restrictive. How about, “We shouldn’t be meddling in God’s plan?”

Homosexuality and “gay marriage” is all about how people fornicate. It has NOTHING to do with the creation of offspring or the rearing thereof. This entire discussion is based on a lie: homosexuals cannot naturally conceive in any real way. This entire discussion is based on a false premise. I’m disgusted by this.


13 posted on 03/18/2013 12:17:31 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: BenLurkin

This is another example of the failure of polling ~


14 posted on 03/18/2013 12:18:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

It doesn’t matter if its legal or illegal, its not Biblical. It has zero validity. They can parade this around all they want. It just convicts them.


15 posted on 03/18/2013 12:18:14 PM PDT by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Luke21

Look up...


16 posted on 03/18/2013 12:18:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Polls are interesting.
For years you keep getting poll results that indicate “gay marriage” acceptance increasing, it’s not but people want to be like everyone else.
So now it is a dramatic increase...so people will not say they are opposed because no one else is.
We are a nation of cowards, who are terrified to say what we really beleive, it is sickening.


17 posted on 03/18/2013 12:19:11 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: BenLurkin

Its stunning!


18 posted on 03/18/2013 12:19:23 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Paradox

Polls about gay marriage are probably not reflective of the population as a whole if conducted in San Francisco or if you restrict the pollees to liberal (and probably gay) college students...You know how they run these polls


19 posted on 03/18/2013 12:19:39 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MrB
The wrath of God is revealed from heaven as ... the acceptance of homosexuality.

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. ... Romans 1: 24-27

20 posted on 03/18/2013 12:19:48 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ok. Most people knows what happens when people choose hedonism over a civil society.

So be it.


21 posted on 03/18/2013 12:19:49 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: GeronL

I think people are just tired of being bombarded and have just basically thrown their hands up and said, “Get it over with.”

But the gay agenda isn’t just going to stop there, it’s just the beginning of their next assault.


22 posted on 03/18/2013 12:20:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MrB

I think it’s backlash from the appointing of a holy Pope.

Let’s pray


23 posted on 03/18/2013 12:20:50 PM PDT by stanne
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To: rarestia

Let’s not underestimate the power of a brainwashing media and academia.


24 posted on 03/18/2013 12:21:57 PM PDT by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind
This simply shows that propaganda works, and the Leftists have been in control of the Media for 50 years.

If the Media started to broadcast studies saying that Blacks were better off as Slaves, soon Hollywood would join in to support the idea. In no time, and majority of America (including Blacks) would support the re-imposition of Slavery. Guaranteed!

25 posted on 03/18/2013 12:22:23 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hell Hilary has been “gay” for a long time.


26 posted on 03/18/2013 12:22:51 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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This is the media’s effort to influence the Supreme Court in thee days leading up to the Prop 8 case. Most Americans reject homosexual marriage, polls to the contrary are fabrications.


27 posted on 03/18/2013 12:23:00 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: SeekAndFind
Something has happened in America the past 10 years.

I think the oldest, which are the most moral are dying off. They younger incoming adults have been indoctrinated by the MSM and schools to be the opposite. If anything, as my generation starts dying off, it will get even worse.

28 posted on 03/18/2013 12:23:00 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is more of the time-tested lies from the left, perfected for Roe v Wade

Dr. Bernard Nathanson details the deceptions, dirty tricks, and other tactics that helped make abortion legal and socially acceptable in the United States.

The First Key Tactic was to capture the media
We persuaded the media that the cause of permissive abortion was a liberal enlightened, sophisticated one. Knowing that if a true poll were taken, we would be soundly defeated, we simply fabricated the results of fictional polls. We announced to the media that we had taken polls and that 60% of Americans were in favour of permissive abortion. This is the tactic of the self-fulfilling lie. Few people care to be in the minority.

link to full article

29 posted on 03/18/2013 12:24:08 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: stanne

Oh there’s absolutely an attempt to “normalize” homosexuality in the media and academe. I was involved in the latter and found it troubling.

I think it’s important that we start fighting back on a battlefield that we know: personal protection rights. I’ve been pushing for more people to open carry and to re-”normalize” firearms in the public sphere. Use the faggot’s own game against them. Force a SERIOUS public discussion on guns, something that’s long overdue, in my opinion.


30 posted on 03/18/2013 12:26:15 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: jsanders2001

You’re in denial. It’s really happening.

We (moral, God fearing and (trying) to obey The Ten Commandment people), will end up as only a fraction of the demographics. Probably in the 20s percentage-wise. Since the one Fibonacci number in the 20s is 21, that’s where I guess we’ll be. Not even one third. None of this should surprise Our Shepard’s flock.


31 posted on 03/18/2013 12:26:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: dfwgator

bump


32 posted on 03/18/2013 12:31:46 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals oppose diversity.

Homosexuality is to sex what white supremacy is to race.

It’s sexual and gender segregation.


33 posted on 03/18/2013 12:33:04 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: SeekAndFind

to me this is approximately the 324th most important issue facing the nation.


34 posted on 03/18/2013 12:33:55 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: SeekAndFind

I am not sure that I believe these polls, but if true, we have indeed lost our country to this filth.


35 posted on 03/18/2013 12:34:22 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: SeekAndFind

We don’t get to decide.


36 posted on 03/18/2013 12:44:20 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: SeekAndFind

The stampede is on weeks before SCOTUS reviews the case. This poll is just more propaganda meant to influence the court. The Dems choreograph everything. They are helping us to “evolve” on the issue.


37 posted on 03/18/2013 12:48:02 PM PDT by kabar
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Gay “marriage”

I’ve said this before. Let the word “marriage” mean whatever the mob says. Adopt a phrase like “Holy Union between a Man and a Woman” to mean what Marriage used to mean. What was formerly a marriage certificate would be replaced by a “Certificate of Holy Union Between the man John Brown and the woman Susan Boyd”.

As far the various legal benefits of “marriage” are concerned, don’t’ worry about that unless certain types of marriage start receiving benefits above and beyond man-woman marriages.


38 posted on 03/18/2013 12:49:25 PM PDT by cymbeline
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To: SeekAndFind

Cant wait to see the results of the poll supporting Polygamy, Bigamy, Adult-child marriages, marriage between multiple men to multiple women at the same time, and man-animal marriage.

Because we now have moral ground to stand on because we are cool with two guys or two women being married, right?


39 posted on 03/18/2013 12:52:14 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: cymbeline

The purpose of law that promotes homosexual ‘marriage’ is to persecute those that refuse to support and service homosexual behavior.


40 posted on 03/18/2013 12:54:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess it depends on where you live, there was a scientific poll done by one of the colleges here in West Virginia that found opposition to gay marriage had actually gone UP slightly since the last poll, from 68% opposed in 2007 to 72% opposed in 2012. Of course West Virginia is very socially conservative and does tend to buck national trends.


41 posted on 03/18/2013 12:54:47 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Cowboy Bob
If the Media started to broadcast studies saying that Blacks were better off as Slaves, soon Hollywood would join in to support the idea. In no time, and majority of America (including Blacks) would support the re-imposition of Slavery.

Absolutely on target. Morality is not determined by polls. Marriage is a religious rite, then it is a legal contract. The contract has no function other than to insure the safety and protection of children resulting from the marriage.

42 posted on 03/18/2013 12:57:50 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Once the leftists took over the government schools the end result was ordained.
We now have several generations who have been brainwashed from kindergarten through post graduate school.
Only a small percentage are strong enough to break free of the liberal indoctrination they receive and able to think for themselves.

There will be no going back short of a major SHTF disaster.

I doubt very much we will ever see another non-leftist in the Presidency.
Especially once the politicians grant amnesty to 30 million illegal aliens.

I see the only option as “Going Galt” right in your own home, in your own life.
There is no Hidden Valley in the mountains waiting for us and the Moocher Hordes already outnumber us..


43 posted on 03/18/2013 12:58:16 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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Poll Tracks Dramatic Demonic Rise In Support for Gay Marriage

Fixed it

44 posted on 03/18/2013 1:01:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Godwin1
This is the media’s effort to influence the Supreme Court in thee days leading up to the Prop 8 case.

We have a winner!!!!

Recall the threats against Scotus as it deliberated Obamacare. Recall Hussein's threat at his first state of the union show. Anyone who thinks Scotus' independence isn't bought by supporting leftist policies and striking down irritating state laws isn't paying attention.

45 posted on 03/18/2013 1:07:14 PM PDT by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: jsanders2001
Polls about gay marriage are probably not reflective of the population as a whole if conducted in San Francisco or if you restrict the pollees to liberal (and probably gay) college students...You know how they run these polls

This poll, just like all the election polls that people claimed were "skewed" (but which turned out to be correct) attempts to get the most accurate cross-section of respondents, corresponding to the country as a whole, as is possible.

46 posted on 03/18/2013 1:08:34 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: SeekAndFind

America as we know it is over. Maybe it’s time to find another country, and escape the judgement coming on this one.


47 posted on 03/18/2013 1:10:45 PM PDT by Hilda
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To: SeekAndFind

DID YOU POLL GOD???????


48 posted on 03/18/2013 1:16:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SeekAndFind

All of which proves how easily the opinions of the sheeple can be swayed. God help us.


49 posted on 03/18/2013 1:17:47 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

The media is pushing a pole...


50 posted on 03/18/2013 1:25:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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