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Curia Moral Issues poll

A Curia poll of 1,000 adults for Family First was done in February 2011 on a variety of moral issues. The full report is here and here. Major findings include:

  • 47% say the definition of marriage should change to allow same-sex couples to marry and 43% say civil unions are sufficient for same-sex couples
  • 49% say any changes to the Marriage Act should be subject to a binding referendum
  • 80% say marriage celebrants should not be forced to perform same-sex weddings
  • 73% say churches should not be forced to allow same-sex weddings in their buildings
  • 55% say faith-based schools should not have to teach that same-sex marriage is equal to traditional marriage
  • 53% say teachers in state schools should not have to each that same-sex marriage is equal to traditional marriage
  • 52% say a family with a mum and dad should have priority for adoptions
  • 73% say Councils should be able to restrict the locations of brothels
  • 87% say Councils should be able to restrict the number of pokie machines in areas thought to be particularly harmful
  • 72% says public billboards should be g-rated

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Gay Adoption poll

The Herald reports:

A Herald-DigiPoll showed that 61.2 per cent of the public felt adoption law should be changed to allow all couples, including same-sex couples, to adopt while 35.1 per cent felt adoption should be kept to heterosexual couples. The survey also showed more than half of New Zealanders approved of gay marriage, while 40.5 per cent opposed it.

The poll had a sample size of 750 people, interviewed between June 18 and June 28, and had a margin of error of 3.6 per cent.

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