Ahead of the upcoming SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage, the Associated Press published an article—that was picked up by the New York Times, among other outlets—listing the five things you should know about public opinion on the subject. One of the five things—that Americans are split on whether same-sex marriage should be decided on the national or state level—comes from a recent PRRI survey:
“Opinions on whether same-sex marriage should be legal at all are linked with views on whether that should be decided at a state or national level, according to a June Public Religion Research Institute poll. Seven in 10 opponents of gay marriage said the question of whether it should be legal should be decided at the state level, while about 6 in 10 supporters of gay marriage think it should be decided at the national level.”
The article also presents facts on public support for same-sex marriage, the partisan divide on the issue, the relationship between religious liberties and gay rights, and the public’s division over how President Obama has handled gay rights.