French Poll Shows Slight Uptick In Equality Support

MarriagefranceA new poll out of France shows a small improvement in the number of voters who support marriage equality.

From Reuters:

The number of people who support the legalisation of same-sex marriage in France has risen despite major protests against the government’s planned reforms earlier this month, a new poll by Ifop for news website showed.

The proportion of those surveyed supporting the change in the law rose to 63 percent from 60 percent in early January and December.

Support for adoption rights for gay couples also rose by 3 percentage points, although the country remains divided on the issue, with 49 percent in favour, according to the international marketing firm.

While good news on the surface, never forget that polls should be taken with a grain of salt.


  1. Randy says

    63% support is a healthy number. Of course, the actual number of people who really care about the issue one way or another is very small. So we can assume that the percentage of people who oppose marriage equality and really care about it is far less than 37%.

    That should provide politicians with enough cover to pass it without worrying about retribution in the next election.

    If Spain can do it, so can France. (That should be the slogan — no self-respecting frenchman will allow Spain to beat them in anything.)

  2. candide001 says

    A lot of the demonstrators are just right wing opportunists who really don’t care about SSM but are just using it as a pretext to attack Hollande. Cynically using homophobia for political purposes is not confined to the US.

  3. simon says

    SSM in two of the biggest countries in Europe will have a ripple effect in Europe and possibly the World. It will be remembered as a historic moment in human civilization and a slap in the face of the Catholic Church.

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