Nationally, voters are evenly divided on the issue of gay marriage, a poll of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters told the left-leaning Rasmussen Polling. Ends up, 43% of those polled said they oppose gay marriage and 43% said they favor gay marriage.
The national telephone survey found that 50% view marriage as a religious institution. Thirty-nine percent (39%) consider it a civil institution.
The Rasmussen survey asked these questions:
1* Are you now or have you ever been married?
2* Do you view marriage more as a religious institution or a civil institution?
3* Should laws governing marriage be established by the federal government, state governments or local governments?
4* Do you favor or oppose gay marriage?
5* How important is it for someone to be married before they have children?