Gay marriage opinion data

Cardinal Keith O’Brien has been saying some things about gay marriage. At the risk of ‘indulging madness’…

I was just working on the European Election Study data from 2009 (for wholly unrelated reasons). It turns out they asked respondents to indicate whether they agree or disagree with the statement, “Same-sex marriages should be prohibited by law”. Some very quick code with Stata yielded the following figure.

This is very rough – e.g. I don’t account for survey weighting as it’s just made by one line of code. I suppose the question may seem a little biased, but it seems like the populations of about half the EU member states, on average, didn’t share Keith O’Brien’s policy conclusion in 2009.

This is not my field, so that is all.

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