Follow breaking news @lgbtqnation
Rhode Island

New Rhode Island poll finds 60 percent support marriage equality

Thursday, February 28, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Brown University poll finds 60 percent of those surveyed support legalizing same-sex marriage in Rhode Island.

The poll released Thursday finds that 26 percent of people asked oppose legalizing same-sex marriage. The remainder either didn’t give an answer, said they didn’t know, or it depends.

The poll conducted Feb. 21-23 surveyed a random sample of 593 registered Rhode Island voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Rhode Island is the only New England state where gay marriage is not legal.

Brown findings mirror other recent surveys conducted by WPRI-TV and Public Policy Polling that also showed majority support for same-sex marriage in Rhode Island.

The House of Representatives has passed a bill backed by Governor Chafee to legalize same-sex marriage, but Senate leaders are opposed and say they’re in no rush to take it up.

Associated Press contributed to this report.
Share this article with your friends and followers:

Archives: , ,

Filed under: Rhode Island

5 more reader comments:

  1. One would think America was a Country where the Majority Ruled???

    Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:44am
  2. kinda contradictory, don’t you think?

    Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:45am
  3. shame on the other 40%.

    Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:49am
  4. Good on Rhode Island, my state of birth and early childhood. Come on Ocean State and make it happen! :-)

    Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:55am
  5. It’s gonna happen!

    Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:31am