New Poll Finds Majority Support for the Freedom to Marry in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Marriage Coalition (RIMC) released a poll showing for the first time, majority support for the freedom to marry among Rhode Island voters. The poll found that 59 percent of Rhode Island voters support marriage for same-sex couples, representing a 10 percent increase in support from the last poll conducted in 2008. The majority finding is also significant in its demographic diversity. The voter majority includes 57 percent ofCatholics, 58 percent of independent voters, 56 percent of women over 50, and 64 percent of parents.

The survey of 502 likely voters in Rhode Island was conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research July 7 – 12. The margin of error is +/- 4.4 percent. [PDF]