Marriage bans, however, are losing ground at a rate of slightly less than 2 points per year. So, for example, we'd project that a state in which a marriage ban passed with 60 percent of the vote last year would only have 58 percent of its voters approve the ban this year.
All of the other variables that I looked at -- race, education levels, party registration, etc. -- either did not appear to matter at all, or became redundant once we accounted for religiosity. Nor does it appear to make a significant difference whether the ban affected marriage only, or both marriage and civil unions.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
...and Mississippi is last...
Electoral math guru nate Silver thinks the next 15 years will see the end of gay marriage bans nationwide. (FiveThirtyEight/Kottke)