Data

Project Right Side has a unique and voluminous dataset on Americans' attitudes towards marriage equality. Over the last year, we've surveyed 16,000 voters on the freedom to marry.

Please find additional information related to our surveys below.

An Emerging Republican Majority for Marriage

The world is changing and so are Republicans. Since 2011, Republican support for full legal rights has grown by 11 points, while oppositions to any legal recognition has fallen by 7 points. For every one Republican that has become more opposed to same-sex marriage in the last five years, two have become more supportive of it. | View Infographic

Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Poll

Following key victories in the last year for gay rights both at the ballot box and in the Supreme Court, this national poll of registered voters finds overwhelming support for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would protect gay, lesbian and transgender Americans from workplace discrimination. TargetPoint Consulting conducted a national survey of 2,000 registered voters September 3-8, 2013 regarding attitudes towards the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Download | View Infographic

10 Key Data Points on Marriage Equality

Marriage equality had a very good night on Election Day 2012. Majorities of voters in Maine (53-47), Maryland (52-48), and Washington (52-48) legalized same-sex marriage on Election Day, while a majority of voters in Minnesota (51-49) defeated an attempt to define "traditional marriage" in the constitution. And even if it wasn't on the ballot, according to exit polling, 49% of American voters this year believe that same sex marriage should be legal in their state, while 46% believe it should not. In Project Right Side battleground polling 52% of voters said yes, marriage between gay and lesbian couples should be recognized by the law as valid with the same rights as traditional marriage. Download | View Infographic

Election Night 2012: Battleground State Survey of Voters

TargetPoint Consulting conducted a battleground survey of 2,000 voters across eight states (CO, FL, IA, NC, NH, NV, OH and VA) on behalf of Project Right Side November 6, 2012 (32% Republican, 36% Democrat, 32% Neither). 56% of battleground state voters believe marriage between gay and lesbian couples shoud be recognized by the law as valid with the same rights as traditional marriages. Download

October 2011: National Poll of 5,000 Representative Republican Voters

On behalf of Project Right Side, TargetPoint Consulting surveyed 5,000 nationally representative Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents. Specifically, half of them self-identified as strong Republicans, 27% as weak Republicans, and 24% initially identified as Independents but admitted to leaning towards the GOP. Among this group 57% say they are extremely likely to vote in their primary/caucus next year, and 79% are extremely likely to vote in the 2012 General Election. Download | View Infographic

June 2012: Battleground State Survey of Independent Likely Voters

TargetPoint Consulting conducted a battleground survey of 2,000 Independent voters across eight states (CO, FL, IA, NC, NH, NV, OH and VA) on behalf of Project Right Side June 9-14, 2012 (26% lean Republican, 30% lean Democrat, 34% Neither). 79% of these Independents say they are extremely or very likely to vote in the November election. Download

May 2012: Memorandum from Jan van Lohuizen, pollster for President George W. Bush

Support for same sex marriage has been growing and in the last few years support has grown at an accelerated rate with no sign of slowing down. A review of public polling shows that up to 2009 support for gay marriage increased at a rate of 1% a year. Starting in 2010 the change in the level of support accelerated to 5% a year. The most recent public polling shows supporters of gay marriage outnumber opponents by a margin of roughly 10% (for instance: NBC / WSJ poll in February / March: support 49%, oppose 40%). Download