A majority of South Carolinians remain
opposed to marriage equality.
The Winthrop Poll surveyed 1,109
residents by telephone between February 21 and March 1.
More than half of respondents (52.7%)
said that they're opposed to gay couples marrying, while 42.8 percent
said that such unions should be valid.
Gay and lesbian couples started
marrying in the Palmetto State in November after the Supreme Court
refused to stay an order striking down the state's ban on gay
A poll conducted in October found
“The percentage of all respondents
who feel same-sex marriages should be valid – 42.8% – is nearly
identical to the percent in South Carolina who felt same-sex marriage
should be valid in 2013 when accounting for the margin of error for
both polls,” pollsters
wrote in releasing their results.