More Georgians now support gay marriage than oppose it thanks to burgeoning support from younger residents, according to a poll commissioned by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. But even the staunchest backers say they are years away from reviving a push to legalize same-sex unions in Georgia.
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Question 1: “Do you think it should be legal or illegal for gay and lesbian couples to get married in Georgia?”
Legal: 48% (strongly 30%, somewhat 17%)
Illegal: 43% (strongly 38%, somewhat 5%)
Don’t know/No answer: 9%
Question 2: “Has your opinion toward same-sex marriage changed over the past few years, or not?”
Yes, has changed: 16%
No, stayed the same: 83%
Don’t know/No answer: 1%
The poll was conducted by telephone between Sept. 12 and Sept. 17 among a random sample of 801 adults, and it included users of conventional phones and cellphones. The results have a margin of sampling error of 5 percentage points.