Gay marriage opposition

Gay marriage may be gaining traction in some states but not in North Carolina, according to the Elon Poll.

Fifty percent of registered voters in N.C. oppose making gay marriage legal. Forty percent support it. In 2012, voters approved a constitutional amendment 60%-39% prohibiting same-sex marriage.

Digging into the numbers:

Politics: The largest divide — 48% of Democrats and 47% of Independents support making gay marriage legal, compared with only 22% of Republicans.

Gender: 41% of women and 39% of men support it.

Race: 41% of whites and 36% of African Americans support it.

Age: Predictably, the highest level of support, 56%, comes from the 18-30 age group. The lowest, 26%, from the 65+ age group.

— John Robinson

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