While Kim Davis spent her first day back at work yesterday hiding behind the blinds in her office with an armed security guard standing watch, the Washington Post and ABC went around asking people how they felt about Davis and her views.
Pollsters spoke to approximately 1,000 registered American voters. They found that three out of four respondents (74 percent) believed treating everyone equally under the law is more important than upholding a single individual’s personal religious beliefs. That figure included 80 percent of Democrats, 75 percent of Independents, and 66 percent of Republicans.
More specifically, 63 percent of respondents said they believed Davis should “be required to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.” Looking at just Republicans, 45 percent believed this to be true, compared to 49 percent who said her religious beliefs are more important.
Looking specifically at religion, the only group that did not believe Davis should be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples was evangelical Protestants.