Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist
A new poll released today out of Quinnipiac University finds that American Catholic voters support same-sex marriage by a 54 to 38 percent margin.
The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey found that American Catholics support same-sex marriage by a 54-38 percent margin, up from a December poll that showed 49 percent of American Catholics supporting and 43 percent opposing.
"Catholic voters are leading American voters toward support for same-sex marriage," Peter Brown, assistant director of Quinnipiac polling, said in a statement.
According to the poll, 52 percent of American Catholics believe Church leaders are out of touch with the views of Catholics in America today.
Recent polling continues to show that the majority of Americans support marriage equality and that support is continuing to grow across faith lines, political affiliations and other demographics.
Learn more about the nationwide movement for marriage equality by visiting HRC's interactive Marriage Center.