Gay Marriage Polling Shows Shift in Beliefs
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Mar 11 2014 3:38PM
As Indiana‘s law on same-sex marriage is being challenged, public opinion on gay marriage appears to be heading in one direction. A polling expert at Ball State University says it probably will never move in the other direction again.
A “Washington Post” poll last week showed that for the first time, half of Americans believe that same-sex marriage is protected by the U-S Constitution. A larger majority...59%...said they were in favor of same-sex couples having the right to marry.
The numbers are slightly lower in Indiana according to the most recent Hoosier Survey taken by Ball State‘s Bowen Center For Public Affairs in October. 48 percent favored legalizing same-sex marriage, while 45 percent favored it in 2012. The number of people in favor of legalizing marriage for gay couples has been growing steadily for years according to analyst Joe Losco. He says Hoosiers are moving in the same direction but at a slower pace than the rest of the nation.