Sixty-two percent of Pennsylvanians
support marriage equality.
According to a The Morning
Call/Muhlenberg College poll of 500 adults conducted in late
November and early December, 62 percent of respondents support
same-sex marriage, while 32 percent remain opposed.
Support has increased dramatically over
the past decade, when only 35 percent of Pennsylvanians said that gay
couples should be allowed to marry.
“You rarely see such a change in such
a relatively short period of time,” Chris Borick, director of the
Institute of Public Opinion at Muhlenberg College, told The
Pennsylvania joined the states where
gay couples are allowed to marry, currently 35, earlier this year
after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage.
“More Pennsylvanians are seeing it as
a settled issue,” said Adrian Shanker, founder and executive
director of a proposed LGBT community center in Allentown. “They're
realizing that the sky didn't fall, that it didn't really affect
their lives unless they are LGBT or have a close family member or
friend who is.”