Poll results show broad support for gay rights among Texas voters
December 14, 2010
Posted by John Wright on dallasvoice.com:
"An overwhelming majority of registered voters in Texas say they support a significant expansion of gay rights, according to the first-ever in-depth statewide poll on LGBT issues.
"The scientific poll commissioned by Equality Texas surveyed voters on 12 key issues, from civil unions to workplace discrimination to school bullying. On 10 of the 12 questions, a majority of respondents said they would support an expansion of gay rights. The only two issues on which the LGBT community didn’t receive majority support were the freedom to marry and recognition of marriages of same-sex couples from other states.
“'Equality Texas envisions a state where all Texans are treated equally, with dignity and respect,' the group said in a press release. 'This first-ever statewide poll on these rights clearly shows our vision is already shared by the vast majority of Texans. This concrete data demonstrates a bipartisan shared vision that crosses all demographic lines: political party affiliation, race, age and geographic location.'
"Equality Poll 2010, conducted by The Glengariff Group Inc. and released earlier today, surveyed 1,000 registered voters between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2. The poll has a margin of error of 3.1 percent.
"Here’s a snapshot of key findings:
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