Thursday, January 7, 2010
Same-Sex Marriage Polling
Carlos Loret refers to a Mitofsky poll (which I've not seen) that has 60 percent of Mexicans rejecting same-sex marriage, with 70 percent expressing disapproval of same-sex couples adopting. A December survey from El Universal polled DF residents, with 50 percent coming out in favor of same-sex marriages, compared to 38 percent against. The reasons for those who were against were striking. Only 7 percent pointed to Church teaching, with another 18 percent using values as an explanation. Thirty-nine percent said they were against same-sex marriage because it isn't normal. Given that normalcy (unlike faith) is a relatively fluid concept, that would seem to suggest that acceptance is likely to grow. The 67 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds who said they were in favor of same-sex marriage also indicates where the nation (or at least the capital city) is going.