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Attitudes shift on abortion, same-sex marriage (Calif. Field Poll)
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Source: San Francisco Chronicle

... The poll showed that "the most significant changes" in Californians' social views in the last three decades has been their switch on allowing same-sex couples to marry, the poll showed.

In 1977, a Field Poll found that Californians opposed same-sex marriage, 62 to 31 percent; three decades later, the Field Poll shows they now support it, 49 to 44 percent.

... Public opinion on same-sex marriage breaks dramatically along party lines: Democrats in 1977, for example, were opposed to same-sex marriage by a 2-to-1 ratio. Today, they support the issue 2 to 1.

Independent voters were opposed to same-sex marriage in 1977 by a 5-to-3 ratio; today, they support it 5 to 3, the poll showed.

That's in contrast to Republicans, who today are actually "more opposed than they were 30 years ago" to same-sex marriage, the poll found. In 1977, GOP voters stood against it 65 to 30 percent; today, they are against it 68 to 23 percent.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/0...
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  -Attitudes shift on abortion, same-sex marriage (Calif. Field Poll) Newsjock  Aug-05-09 09:33 AM   #0 
  - And yet...  WillBowden   Aug-05-09 09:40 AM   #1 
  - I believe the Prop 8 pudding was poisoned by last-minute BS ad campaign  DesertDiamond   Aug-05-09 09:59 AM   #4 
  - We don't have Diebold machines.  ronnykmarshall   Aug-05-09 10:25 AM   #7 
  - Generally voters are more conservative as a group than are adults at large.  David__77   Aug-05-09 10:48 AM   #8 
  - Propositions are passed or defeated by those who actually turn out to vote.  elocs   Aug-05-09 11:14 AM   #11 
  - It passed because the people running the campaign opposing it were incompetent.  Ian David   Aug-06-09 06:49 AM   #14 
  - I think this proves something. Republicans don't evolve! They just stay the same.  sinkingfeeling   Aug-05-09 09:44 AM   #2 
  - I think this poll provides proof for the theory of de-evolution....n/t  joeybee12   Aug-05-09 09:55 AM   #3 
  - That's exactly the conclusion that I came to. Sickening, isn't it?  Doremus   Aug-05-09 09:59 AM   #5 
  - Or they leave the party  DavidDvorkin   Aug-05-09 10:01 AM   #6 
     - All the regressive Dems became Reagan Republicans....  rfranklin   Aug-05-09 10:59 AM   #9 
  - Another perspective on California voter attitude shifts from Dan Walters  slackmaster   Aug-05-09 11:04 AM   #10 
  - Anti-gay marriage people will eventually die off enough for us to legalize it.  Arugula Latte   Aug-05-09 12:04 PM   #12 
  - Against same-sex marriage? Don't have one! n/t  BadgerKid   Aug-05-09 01:37 PM   #13 
 

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