Polls slightly favor legalization of same-sex marriage

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/28
By: Lu Hsin-hui, Hsieh Chia-chen and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) In a survey of nearly 1,100 respondents, 46.3 percent said they support same-sex

From Kuomintang website

From Kuomintang website

marriage legalization, while 45.4 percent expressed opposition, according to the results of the survey released on Monday by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation.

You Ying-lung (游盈隆), chairman of the non-government, non-profit organization, said society at large has “zero consensus” on the issue and there is a serious divide, since those for and those against are almost the same.

Separated by age, among those under 40 years old, 64 percent support same-sex marriage legalization, while more than 50 percent are opposed among those over 40, according to the survey.

Among women, 49.6 percent support same-sex marriage and 41.9 percent said no, while 42.8 percent men support it and 52.1 percent do not.    [FULL  STORY]

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