Monday, May 13, 2013

No Clue about Same-Sex Marriage

The Gallop poll published its most recent survey showing that 53% of Americans say same-sex marriages should be legally recognized, the third consecutive 50% or above in Gallup polling over the past year. The poll also found that 45% think that same-sex marriage should not be valid.

We invite you to read further in the article for interesting data about answers to the question, "What is your impression of how most Americans feel about same-sex marriage – do you think that most Americans are in favor of same-sex marriage or opposed to same-sex marriage?"

Liberals and Democrats – those who tend to either be in lower groups or see the detrimental effects of hierarchies  – supplied answers that were close to actual reality. Liberals said 48% opposed, 47% in favor, while Democrats said 43% opposed, 52% in favor.

In a sharp contrast, Republicans and Conservatives – who tend to either be in higher groups who benefit from hierarchies and tend to ignore their detrimental effects  – were way off from reality.  Republicans predicted that 18% were in favor of same-sex marriage, while 77% were opposed; Conservatives predicted 16% in favor, 78% opposed.

Another indication that people who want to conservative hierarchies are clueless at the top; they can't or won't see what's happening.