Mini Poll: Checking In Again On Prop 8


Are gay rights a civil rights issue?


Yes:
 90%
No:
 10%

 


Do you have a friend, family member, or acquaintance who is gay or lesbian?


Yes:
 95%
No:
 3%
I am unsure if I do or not:
 2%

 


Do you personally favor or oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into same-sex marriages? Are your feelings on this issue strong, or not?


Strongly favor:
 85%
Somewhat favor:
 6%
Somewhat oppose:
 2%
Strongly oppose:
 8%

 


Has your opinion on the issue of same-sex marriages changed in the last few years?


Yes, a lot:
 8%
Yes, a little:
 13%
No:
 79%

 


Should couples of the same sex be entitled to the same government benefits as married couples of the opposite sex, or should the government distinguish between them?


Entitled to the same:
 93%
Distinguish between:
 7%

 


Should couples of the same sex be allowed to enter legal agreements with each other that would give them many of the same rights as married couples?


Yes:
 95%
No:
 5%

 


Should state governments be able to give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same sex?


Yes:
 90%
No:
 10%

 


Should Missouri give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same sex?


Yes:
 90%
No:
 10%

 


Should the Federal government give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same sex?


Yes:
 90%
No:
 10%

 


In general, do you think straight people in St. Louis who have traditional religious values are tolerant of gays and lesbians and their beliefs?


Yes:
 47%
No:
 53%

 


In general, do you think gays and lesbians in St. Louis are tolerant of straight people who have traditional religious values and their beliefs?


Yes:
 79%
No:
 21%

 


In general, would you describe the City of St. Louis as a gay-friendly city?


Yes:
 71%
Yes, but it shouldn't be:
 3%
No:
 6%
No, but it should be:
 21%

 


Just your best guess, do you think allowing two people of the same sex to legally marry will change our society for the better, will it have no effect, or will it change our society for the worse?


Better:
 59%
No effect:
 32%
Worse:
 9%

 


Under current Federal law states can refuse to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. Do you think this law should remain in existence?


Yes:
 11%
No:
 89%

 


Do you think Missouri should recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states or countries?


Yes:
 90%
No:
 10%

 


Which branch of government should decide whether same-sex couples should be allowed to get married: the legislature or the courts?


Legislature:
 15%
Courts:
 29%
Both:
 40%
Neither:
 15%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.