PROVIDENCE – In a further demonstration of the broad grassroots support for marriage equality in Rhode Island, Brown University released a poll today showing 60.4 percent of Ocean State voters favor extending the freedom to marry to all Rhode Island families.
“Today’s announcement from the Taubman Center is another demonstration of the strong and growing support our grassroots campaign to win marriage is building across Rhode Island. Everyday, our volunteers connect more and more constituents with their legislators. This poll affirms what we are hearing on the phones and at people's doors - a growing majority of Rhode Islanders strongly support marriage equality,” said Ray Sullivan, Rhode Islanders United for Marriage campaign director. "This independent poll shows three out of five Rhode Islanders believe all loving, committed couples should have access to the unique protection and recognition of marriage. We are going to keep organizing and advocating for all Rhode Island families, and continue to capture this energy and enthusiasm across the state.”
The poll, conducted by Brown University’s Taubman Center for Public Policy was conducted Feb. 21-23, 2013, with a random sample of 593 Rhode Island voters. It has a margin of error of +/- 4.0 percent.
Rhode Islanders United for Marriage is a broad and growing coalition of local and national organizations and individuals working together to win civil marriage rights for same-sex couples in Rhode Island.