In 2009, a poll
appeared in The Times, in which we learned that 61% of the public supported gay
marriage. The group that ran that poll, Populus, have just repeated it, and
today they showed us their findings.
risen, from 61% to 65% - the biggest increase was in people aged from 18-24,
but support rose in every age group. Women are more in favour than me, 71% to
Who did they
ask, you may wonder? Well, interviews were conducted across the country,
and the results have been weighted to be representative of all British adults.
Here are some
more of our favourite bits of this:
76% believed gay
couples should have exactly the same rights as straight couples, (up from 68%
58% agreed that
as part of the school curriculum on relationships and sex education, children
should be taught that gay relationships are exactly equal in status to
heterosexual relationships, (increase of 7%.)
So, when you read anti-equality church officials and
newspaper columnists talk about the ‘silent moral majority’ who favour ‘traditional’
marriage, you can rest assured they’re talking absolute nonsense. Hurrah!