NEW JERSEY CATHOLICS SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE, PROTESTANTS OPPOSE

Posted at 12:00 am December 9, 2009, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

Despite opposition from the Catholic Church, New Jersey Catholics generally support legalizing gay marriage, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Among Catholics, 48 percent support gay marriage, while 40 percent oppose and 12 percent are undecided. Protestants hold the opposite view, with only 34 percent supporting and 55 percent opposing gay marriage, and 11percent undecided. Jewish respondents support gay marriage, 56 percent to 40 percent and 4 percent undecided, while those with no preference are the most supportive, at 85 percent to only 10 percent opposed with 5 percent undecided.

 

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