Oct. 28, 2014
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RALEIGH – The newest Civitas Poll shows North Carolina voters strongly support the traditional view of marriage.
Seventy-two percent said they agreed, “Marriage is the union of one man and one woman.” Fifty-nine percent said that a decision to legalize same-sex marriage should be decided by voters, not by a federal judge.
The poll questioned 600 registered voters, of whom 25 percent were “cell phone only” users and were contacted via cell phone. The survey was taken Oct. 15-18, and had a margin of error of plus/minus 4 percent.
Additional polling data that will provide more insights on current NC issues, including the U.S. Senate race, will be released at our poll lunch on Thursday, Oct. 30. For more information, click here.
Text of questions*:
The North Carolina constitution recognizes marriage as being between one man and one woman. This was approved by a vote of North Carolina voters in a referendum. A federal judge recently ruled this was unconstitutional and directed the state to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Which of the following statements comes closer to your opinion:
59% The decision to allow same-sex marriage in North Carolina should have been left with North Carolina voters and not an unelected federal judge.
31% Same sex couples should have the right to marry and the judge was right in ruling the way he did.
10% Don’t Know/ Refused
Please tell me if you agree with the following statement: “Marriage is the union of one man and one woman.”
72% Total Agree
21% Total Disagree
65% Strongly Agree
8% Somewhat Agree
6% Somewhat Disagree
15% Strongly Disagree
7% Don’t Know/ No Opinion
*Totals may not add up to 100 due to rounding.
About the poll: This poll of 600 registered voters in North Carolina was conducted Oct. 15-18, 2014 by National Research, Inc. of Holmdel, NJ. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered general election voters in North Carolina. Twenty-five percent of the respondents were cell phone-only users. For purposes of this study, voters interviewed had to have voted in at least one of the past two general elections (2010, 2012) or be newly registered to vote since November 7, 2012.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.”
Copyright 2014 by the Civitas Institute.
Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller polling of North Carolina voters. For more information on Civitas polling, see http://www.nccivitas.org/category/poll/.