A majority of Hawaiians support allowing gay and lesbian couples
According to a statewide telephone survey of 442 residents
conducted between July 26-30 by QMark Research, 54 percent of
respondents favor marriage equality, while 31 percent remain oppose.
Pollsters asked residents: “On the question of allowing gay and
lesbian couples to marry legally, do you strongly favor, somewhat
favor, strongly oppose or somewhat oppose allowing gay and lesbian
couples to marry?”
When compared to a January poll conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove
Research – which found 55 percent support – opposition has fallen
six percent in just six months, from 37 percent to 31 percent.
“Here in Hawaii, across the nation, and around the world, public
opinion has changed,” state Rep. Chris Lee, a Democrat, said in a
United for Marriage press release. “Most people recognize that
marriage equality is simply a matter of fairness, respect and aloha.”
Hawaii, New Jersey, Illinois and Colorado currently recognize gay
couples with civil unions.