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Americans' reactions to California' s gay marriage ban being unconstitutional in 2012

This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans about their reaction when they heard that Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in California, was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court in February 2012. 13 percent of respondents stated hearing about Prop 8 being unconstitutional made them feel very happy, while the same percentage stated it made them feel angry.

How did you feel when you heard about the federal court ruling that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional?

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Release date

February 2012


United States

Survey time period

February 8-12, 2012

Number of respondents

1,217 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Only those who have heard about the issue

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Figures may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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