FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2008
CONTACT: Jameson Taylor (919) 834-2099
Poll: NC Voters Support Marriage Amendment
Support Higher Among Blacks than Whites
When asked, 71 percent of voters support enacting the Amendment while only 26 percent are opposed. Three percent were not sure.
“North Carolina voters clearly want traditional marriage codified into our Constitution, yet the General Assembly has failed to hear this measure year after year,” stated Dr. Jameson Taylor, Director of Policy at the Civitas Institute.
Among African-American voters, 86 percent favor the marriage amendment, while only 13 percent oppose. The margin among white voters is considerably closer at 67-30.
“Our nation’s core values of marriage being between one man and one woman are reaffirmed by this poll. Despite the decision by the California Supreme Court stating otherwise, North Carolina wants to protect traditional marriage,” Dr. Taylor concluded.
The study of 800 registered voters was conducted May 14-17 by TelOpinion Research of Alexandria, Virginia. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered voters in North Carolina. For purposes of this study, voters we interviewed had to have voted in either the 2002, 2004 or 2006 general election or were newly registered voters since 2006. The voters were interviewed using live callers.
The confidence interval associated with a sample of this size is such that: 95% of the time, results from 800 interviews (registered voters) will be within +-3.7% of the “True Values.” “True Values” refer to the results obtained if were possible to interview every person in North Carolina who had voted in either the 2002, 2004 or 2006 general elections or were newly registered voters since 2006.
Full text of question:
DO YOU SUPPORT A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT DEFINING MARRIAGE AS BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN?
1. YES 568 71
2. NO 210 26
98. NOT SURE 22 3