ELON, N.C. — An Elon University poll shows that there is a divide among its respondents on the issue of gay marriage.

It shares that 46.5 percent opposed it and 42.6 percent supported it.

Sixty-three percent of Catholics indicated that they supported gay marriage. Along political lines, 58 percent of Democrats, 47 percent of Independents and 21 percent of Republicans gave a nod in support of gay marriage.

Men (43 percent) and women (42 percent) show their support. For those who are 18-30 years-old, 68 percent were in agreement, but only 24 percent of those over 65 said yes.

Blacks (51 percent) and whites (40 percent) rallied around gay marriage.

Elon has also conducted polls on abortion, voter identification, early voting, Obamacare, and others.

info: elon.edu.

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