A poll undertaken by Lansdowne Market Research on behalf of MarriageEquality between October 15th and 30th, 2008 has shown that 62% of the 1000 interviewed would favour gay marriage.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...241892986.htmlA breakdown of the results shows that support is strongest among younger people and in urban areas. Women were more supportive at 68 per cent compared to 56 per cent of men.
There was slightly less support for same-sex couples being given the right to adopt. A total of 58 per cent of those under 50 believe same-sex couples should be able to adopt, falling to 33 per cent among the over-50s.
A total of 54 per cent believe the definition of the family unit in the Constitution should be changed to include same-sex families.
Gráinne Healy, co-chair of MarriagEquality, said the findings supported the group’s calls for the Government to recognise that equality includes the human and civil rights of lesbian women and gay men to marry.
In my opinion, this is a welcome development for furthering civil rights for all of society.