Mini Poll: Ring in Equality?


Are gay rights a civil rights issue?

Yes:
 75%
No:
 25%

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:
 66%
Somewhat favor:
 8%
Somewhat oppose:
 4%
Strongly oppose:
 22%

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

Yes, a lot:
 8%
Yes, a little:
 15%
No:
 77%

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

Yes:
 26%
No:
 74%

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

Yes:
 74%
No:
 26%

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:
 64%
No:
 36%

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

Yes:
 70%
Yes, but it shouldn't be:
 9%
No:
 8%
No, but it should be:
 12%

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:
 46%
No effect:
 29%
Worse:
 24%

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

Legislature:
 16%
Courts:
 24%
Both:
 26%
Neither:
 33%

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