Crain's: Majority of Illinoisans back gay marriage
Tue. February 19, 2013 9:09 AM by GoPride.com News Staff
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The online survey of 600 adults found that 50 percent support the legislation that now awaits action in the House. Only 29 percent opposed the bill, with 20 percent unsure.
The strongest support came in Chicago with 56 percent in support. In the suburbs, 52 percent indicated support while only 48 percent of downstate residents support passage of the bill.
The Crain's/Ipsos Illinois Poll was conducted from Feb. 12 to 15.
Nine states and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriage. If Illinois approves gay marriage nearly twenty percent of the U.S. population will live in states recognizing marriage equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
Read more on Crain's Chicago Business
Related: Read more from the Feb. 14 Senate debate and vote