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Civitas Poll: NC Voters Want to Vote on Marriage Amendment

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Raleigh, N.C. – A large majority, 64 percent, of North Carolina voters support holding a vote on a constitutional amendment to define marriage as only between a man and a woman, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute.

The North Carolina Legislature is considering a bill that would allow voters to vote on amending the state constitution to say marriage is only between a man and a woman.  Sixty-four percent of North Carolina voters support a vote on this constitutional amendment.  Thirty-percent said they oppose it, and 5 percent said they do not know or have no opinion.

“Despite years of being held up in the Legislature by a handful of politicians and special interest groups, the voters of North Carolina strongly support holding a vote on this constitutional amendment,” said Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca.

For previous polling on the issue, click here and here.

The Civitas Poll is the only monthly live-caller poll of critical issues facing North Carolina.  For more information on Civitas polling see http://www.nccivitas.org/category/poll/.

Full text of question:

“The North Carolina legislature is considering a bill that would allow North Carolina voters to vote on amending the state constitution to say marriage is only between a man and a woman. Do you support or oppose allowing North Carolina voters to vote on this constitutional amendment?”

Total Support – 64%

Total Oppose – 30%

Strongly Support – 49%

Somewhat Support – 15%

Somewhat Oppose – 7%

Strongly Oppose – 24%

Don’t Know/No Opinion/Refused – 6%

Click here for full results and crosstabs.

This poll of 600 registered general election voters in North Carolina was conducted March 14-16 by National Research, Inc. of Holmdel, NJ.  All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered voters in North Carolina.  For purposes of this study, voters interviewed had to have voted in two of the past four general elections or were newly registered to vote since 2008.

The confidence interval associated with a sample of this size is such that: 95 percent of the time, results from 600 interviews (registered voters) will be within +-4% of the “True Values.” True Values refer to the results obtained if it were possible to interview every person in North Carolina who had voted in two of the past four general elections or were newly registered to vote since 2008.

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This article was posted in Press Releases by Katie Trout on March 25, 2011 at 9:26 AM.

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Comments on this article

  • 1

    Sean D Sorrentino
    Sean D Sorrentino Mar 25, 2011 at 16:04

    So NC voters support NC voters getting a vote. Do they support the amendment itself?

  • 2

    Katie Trout
    Katie Trout Mar 25, 2011 at 16:16

    Sean, if you check out both links above where it says “for previous polling on the issue” you will see that voter support for such an amendment has remained consistently strong.

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