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Crain's: Half of Illinoisans Back Marriage Equality

As Illinoisans wait for the House to take up the marriage equality bill recently passed by the Senate, a new poll is out from Crain's/Ipsos:

ILThe survey of 600 adults found that 50 percent support the gay-marriage bill that cleared the state Senate last week and now awaits action in the House. That's considerably more than the 29 percent who oppose it, with 20 percent saying they don't know or have mixed feelings on the matter.

As expected, support is strongest in Chicago, with 56 percent backing passage. A majority of 52 percent of suburban residents supports approval, but support drops to a plurality of 48 percent downstate.

The on-line survey had an accuracy rate of plus or minus 4.7 percent statewide, with wider ranges for numbers specific to Chicago or its suburbs.

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  1. I'm not sure that I'd put much faith in an online survey to start with, but an accuracy rate off nearly 5 percent and a 20 percent neutrality rating makes me even less certain.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 19, 2013 1:10:23 PM

  2. Great news that a majority support marriage and that even in downstate areas a plurality support marriage.

    Posted by: DB | Feb 19, 2013 1:14:31 PM

  3. Just to put this in context, 48% supporting downstate is much more support than anyone that I know would have figured.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Feb 19, 2013 2:16:58 PM

  4. Adding to the good news, the governor is in the 50% who support marriage equality.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 19, 2013 10:41:47 PM

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