Equality Illinois Poll Finds 52 percent of Illinois Voters Support Marriage Equality. With these powerful results, Equality Illinois is urging that the House approve the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act during its fall session, which begins Tuesday.
The figure grew to 54 percent support when pollsters shared information about the summer’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned federal restrictions against recognizing same-sex marriages.
The biggest majorities were among women, minority voters, Catholic voters and younger voters. Voters who identified as Catholic favored the freedom to marry by a 2-to-1 margin, and actually offered more support for marriage equality when told that some public figures, including Catholic bishops, oppose marriage between same-sex couples.