Breakdown of poll findings on marriage amendment

  • By: Star Tribune staff
  • Updated: October 28, 2012 - 5:36 AM

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll surveyed 800 likely Minnesota voters Oct. 23-25. Respondents were reached on both landlines and cell phones. The poll has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points, plus or minus.

QUESTION: Another ballot question asks "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as marriage in Minnesota?" If the election were held today, would you vote:

YES in favor of the amendment   NO against the amendment

 YESNOUNDECIDED
STATE48%47%5%
REGIONYESNOUNDECIDED
Hennepin/Ramsey39%56%5%
Rest of Metro Suburbs54%39%7%
Rest of State53%44%3%
SEXYESNOUNDECIDED
Men54%41%5%
Women43%52%5%
AGEYESNOUNDECIDED
18-3444%54%2%
35-4955%40%5%
50-6449%46%5%
65+43%51%6%
PARTY IDYESNOUNDECIDED
Democrat17%78%5%
Republican85%11%4%
Independent48%47%5%

QUESTION: In determining your vote on the marriage amendment, how much of an impact would you say the position of your faith leaders will have? Will it have a major impact, some impact, not much impact, or no impact at all?

MAJOR IMPACT17%
SOME IMPACT27%
NOT MUCH IMPACT15%
NO IMPACT AT ALL37%
NOT SURE4%

HOW THESE VOTERS PLAN TO VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT:

FAITH LEADER IMPACTYESNOUNDECIDED
Major/Some70%27%3%
Not Much/None 26%67%7%

QUESTION: Do you have family members or friends who are gay or lesbian?

YES66%
NO33%
NOT SURE/REFUSED1%

HOW THEY PLAN TO VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT:

KNOW GAY OR LESBIAN?YESNOUNDECIDED
Yes40%54%6%
No65%32%3%

DEMOGRAPHICS OF RESPONDENTS:

In terms of your political party identification, do you generally consider yourself DFL or Democrat, Republican or an independent?
DFL/Democrat303(38%)
Republican264(33%)
Independent/Other233(29%)
AGE:
18-34121(15%)
35-49250(31%)
50-64222(28%)
65+205(26%)
Refused2
INCOME:
<$25,000 62(8%)
$25,000-$49,999173(22%)
$50,000-$74,999145(18%)
$75,000-$99,999127(16%)
$100,000+158(20%)
Refused135(17%)
SEX:
Male385(48%)
Female415(52%)
REGION:
Hennepin/Ramsey260(33%)
Rest of Metro Suburbs225(28%)
Rochester/Southeast90(11%)
Southwest Minnesota65(8%)
Northwest Minnesota80(10%)
Duluth/Northeast80(10%)

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