Poll Results: Gay Marriage

March 18, 2015, 6:25 PM UTC

These are the topline results of a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1000 US adults interviewed March 10 - 11, 2015 on gay marriage. The results show that most people with an opinion on gay marriage consider the issue to be a deal breaker when deciding how to vote. The margin of error is 4.0%.

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Do you believe that gay people:
Are born gay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40%
Become gay due to their upbringing or environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%
Choose to be gay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%

Do you think people can choose whether or not to be gay?
Yes, they can choose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40%
No, they cannot choose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19%

Who would you be more likely to vote for?
A presidential candidate who supports gay marriage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32%
A presidential candidate who opposes gay marriage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24%
A candidate’s opinion on gay marriage doesn’t matter to me . . . . . . . . . . . . .33%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%

Would you consider voting for a presidential candidate who opposed gay marriage, or would that be a deal-breaker for you?
Asked of those who would be more likely to vote for a candidate who opposes gay marriage
I’d consider voting for them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28%
It’d be a deal-breaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18%

Would you consider voting for a presidential candidate who supported gay marriage, or would that be a deal-breaker for you?
Asked of those who would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports gay marriage
I’d consider voting for them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14%
It’d be a deal-breaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%