Raleigh, N.C. – A new Public Policy Polling survey finds only 29% support in Kansas for the state’s proposed law allowing individuals and businesses to refuse service for same sex couples. 59% are opposed. There’s bipartisan opposition to the bill with Democrats (13/80) and independents (24/61) strongly against it and even Republicans (40/44) narrowly opposed.
“Kansas has received a lot of negative national media attention over this bill recently,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “But these numbers find it really only reflects the opinions of a few people in the legislature, and not the state’s voters as a whole.”
Opinion still remains divided over same-sex marriage and over marijuana legalization. 44% of voters think same-sex marriage should be allowed, compared to 48% who think it should not be. Yet only 32% of voters reject both marriage and civil unions for same-sex couples, and even a majority of Republicans (53%) favor either marriage or civil unions. Marijuana tells a similar story: voters oppose recreational marijuana 52/42, yet they support legalizing medical marijuana 64/29.