A plurality of Ohioans believe gay marriage should be legal in the
According to a Public
Policy Polling survey of 551 Ohio voters conducted between August
16 and 19, 48 percent of respondents support marriage equality, while
42 percent remain opposed. Ten percent said they weren't sure.
The survey is the first from PPP to find plurality support for gay
nuptials in Ohio.
“For the first time ever PPP finds a plurality of Ohio voters in
support of gay marriage – 48% favor it to 42% who are opposed,”
Tom Jensen wrote in releasing the survey. “There's been a massive
shift in attitudes over the last two years – in October of 2011 we
found only 32% of voters supporting it and 55% percent against.
Younger voters in particular are sparking the movement toward
acceptance of same-sex marriage – those under 45 favor it by a
Pollsters also found that 69 percent of Ohioans support either
marriage (44%) or civil unions (25%) for gay couples, including a
majority (54%) of Republican voters. Twenty-seven percent of
respondents said that there should be no legal recognition of a gay