The recent "AP-National Constitution Center Poll" released yesterday asked citizens a variety of questions on topics ranging from the U.S. Constitution, health care and marriage equality.
"The poll found a small majority in support of extending to same-sex couples the same benefits given to married, heterosexual couples," the AP reports. "By a similar margin, however, Americans oppose government recognition of gay marriage."
1,001 adults were interviewed between September 3 - September 8, 2009. The poll contains a +/- 3.1 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.
Two questions were asked in regards to marriage equality.
1. Should state governments give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same sex?
2. Should the Federal government give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same sex?
Download the full poll. Check out prior polls on UTF's poll page.
We have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time in garnering support for marriage equality, but this indicates we still have a lot of work to do.
Currently, Maine is fighting to keep its marriage equality law from be overturned at the ballot. They're facing the same people who passed Prop 8 in California.