An online poll by conservative network Fox News shows that 72 percent of respondents agree with a recent ruling that struck down Prop 8 as unconstitutional.

The federal judge's decision striking down California's gay marriage ban narrowly approved by voters in 2008 was announced on Wednesday. The judge released his ruling nearly eight months after conducting a 13-day trial in a San Francisco courtroom.

Readers are being asked the following question: “A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Prop 8, California's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. Do you agree with the judge's decision?”

Seventy-two percent of respondents checked, “Yes – Prop 8 violates the constitution.”

Another twenty-four percent disagreed, checking, “No – Marriage is an institution between a man and a woman. I don't care what the judge thinks about the Constitution.”

Three percent said they didn't know but “shouldn't the voters' views count for something?” And one percent had no opinion.

Nearly 320,000 readers had responded to the unscientific poll as of Tuesday morning.