Posts Tagged 'opinion survey'

AP: Majority of RI voters favor gay marriage law

28 May 2009
Associated Press

Poll: Majority of RI voters favor gay marriage law

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A survey released Wednesday shows that more than half of Rhode Island voters favor a law allowing gay marriage, leading advocates to point out to state leadership that it’s what residents want.

A Brown University poll showed 60 percent of registered voters in the state said they would support a law allowing gay couples to marry, and 75 percent said they would support a law allowing civil unions. Thirty-one percent said they would oppose a gay marriage law. Continue reading ‘AP: Majority of RI voters favor gay marriage law’

SGChristianPost: The Offence of the Offense


Friday, May. 1, 2009

If the previous week was a revelation of the homosexual agenda and irresponsibility of the media, this week has been a disclosure of the method of the homosexual activists and most recently of the nature and essence of secularism.

This viewpoint can be readily seen in the way the Aware old guard had answered objections raised by Dr Thio Su Mien and the new exco. In effect they defended the pro-homosexuality comprehensive sexuality education programme claiming that by doing this children who were homosexuals would not have to suffer the ill effects of social ostracism.

Oh, yes, they also added that there was no such thing as absolute values or morality and – to the shock of most parents – also that the objective of their CSE had been to indoctrinate children in that worldview.

To put the argument more basically, anything is okay as long as it is not objectionable. There is no morality this way or that. It is a culture of being politically correct and watching the social sensitivities. Continue reading ‘SGChristianPost: The Offence of the Offense’

NYT: 57 percent of Americans under 40 support gay marriage – poll

28 April 2009
The New York Times


On Politics
Signs G.O.P. Is Rethinking Stance on Gay Marriage

Published: April 28, 2009


WASHINGTON — It was only five years ago that opposition to gay marriage was so strong that Republicans explicitly turned to the issue as a way to energize conservative voters. Yet today, as the party contemplates the task of rebuilding itself, some Republicans say the issue of gay marriage may be turning into more of a hindrance than a help. Continue reading ‘NYT: 57 percent of Americans under 40 support gay marriage – poll’

Tens of thousands turn out for Gay Pride in European cities

Source: AFP
8 June 2008

Tens of thousands turn out for Gay Pride in European cities

Pride parade, Rome, 2008ROME (AFP) – – Tens of thousands took to the streets of Athens, Rome and Warsaw for Gay Pride parades Saturday, drawing attention to the fact that many homosexuals in Europe still do not enjoy the same rights as heterosexuals.

“We have even more reasons to be here today than in previous years,” Vladimir Luxuria — an Italian transvestite and former left-wing deputy — said in Rome, where tens of thousands took part in the parade.

Rome’s parade sparked particular contraversy this year as new mayor Gianni Alemanno in May denounced the event as “an act of sexual exhibition” and vowed to make sure the demonstration would not offend anybody.

Continue reading ‘Tens of thousands turn out for Gay Pride in European cities’

Poll: Majority of Californians back gay marriage

Editor’s note: The Field Poll results can be seen here
(external link to pdf file)

Source: Associated Press
23 May 2008

Poll: Majority of Californians back gay marriage


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More California voters now support allowing same-sex marriage than oppose it, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

The results mark the first time in over three decades of polling that more California voters have approved of extending marriage to gay couples than have disapproved, said Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo. The survey of 1,052 registered voters was conducted over the phone. Continue reading ‘Poll: Majority of Californians back gay marriage’

More Singapore teens contracting STIs


28 December 2007
The New Paper

More S’pore teens contracting STIs

by Low Ching Ling Sun

In the heat of the moment, he let his guard down and had unprotected sex with a stranger he met through the Internet.

Only later did it occur to Ben (not his real name), 19, that his moment of passion could cost him dearly.

He started to worry about contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

So last Wednesday, he got himself tested at the Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections Control (DSC) Clinic at Kelantan Lane. Continue reading ‘More Singapore teens contracting STIs’

Controversial poll shows wide prevalence of bisexuality


21 December 2007
The Washington Blade

Controversial poll shows wide prevalence of bisexuality

Some say findings inflated, others claim ‘bi-phobia is alive and well’


Some say findings inflated, others claim ‘bi-phobia is alive and well’

A national poll showing that bisexuals account for half the number of people who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual is drawing mixed reactions.

Many bisexual men and women told the Blade that the findings, part of a poll funded by Human Rights Campaign and controlled by City University of New York’s Hunter College, are enlightening.

“I think it definitely holds some truths about the gay community that most members would rather ignore,” said Nicole Kristal, co-author of “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe.” Continue reading ‘Controversial poll shows wide prevalence of bisexuality’

Knowing someone gay is closely linked to greater tolerance


23 May 2007
Pew Research Center

Four-in-Ten Americans Have Close Friends or Relatives Who are Gay
Survey finds Familiarity Is Closely Linked to Greater Tolerance

by Shawn Neidorf , Research Associate Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
and Rich Morin, Senior Editor, Pew Research Center
May 23, 2007

In the past four decades, growing numbers of gays have come out of the closet and into the mainstream of American life. As a consequence, 4-in-10 Americans now report that some of their close friends or family members are gays or lesbians, according to a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

About half of all women, young people, college graduates, political liberals and mainline Protestants say that someone close to them is gay, the survey found. But significantly fewer men, conservative Republicans and older Americans report that a good friend or family member is homosexual. Continue reading ‘Knowing someone gay is closely linked to greater tolerance’

Homosexuality: Older youth more open and better informed

Source: Straits Times
24 September 2007

Homosexuality: Older youth more open and better informed
Differences noted in age groups – in ST poll of 284 youth – could be a result of higher education and life experience, say experts

By Tessa Wong

General attitudes towards homosexuality may be conservative – but that depends on who you ask.

A Nanyang Technological University (NTU) survey which was reported last week found most Singaporeans uncomfortable with the subject.

Meanwhile, a separate Straits Times survey of 284 youth, aged from 12 to 25, found them more open-minded than their elders. Continue reading ‘Homosexuality: Older youth more open and better informed’

Half of young Singaporeans find homosexuality acceptable

Today newspaper
18 January 2007

Teens on marriage, homosexuality and pre-marital sex

by Lin YanQin

They’re not particularly interested in politics, are divided right down the middle about premarital sex, and at least half feel that life is not complete without marriage and children.

About 800 young people, aged between 15 and 19, gave their views on various aspects of life in a study conducted over two months by students from Singapore Polytechnic (SP). And most of the results hardly came as a surprise to the students who carried out the survey. Continue reading ‘Half of young Singaporeans find homosexuality acceptable’