According to a poll released last week, a majority of Arkansans remain opposed to marriage equality.

The Arkansas Poll, which is sponsored by the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, found that 29 percent of Arkansans think that such unions should be recognized, while 63 percent remain opposed. Eight percent refused to answer or said that they did not know.

In June, the Supreme Court ruled that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry. The ruling cleared the way for marriages to begin in all 50 states.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported similar results from a poll taken last year. In that survey, 21 percent of respondents said that gay couples should be allowed to marry, while 21 percent favored civil unions for gay couples. Forty-eight percent of respondents said that such marriages should not be recognized.

“I think mostly what we see is consistency, even in light of the Supreme Court June 2015 ruling,” Janine Parry, a UA political science professor and designer of the poll, is quoted as saying by the paper. “We see that Arkansans aren't particularly persuaded by the national court ruling on that.”