America is moving toward equality and voters in Montana are no exception - they are ready and willing to support domestic partnerships for gay and lesbian couples. Montanans, known for their independence and willingness to allow people to lead the lives they choose, do not believe that they should stand in the way of other people’s happiness. Montana voters believe that gay and lesbian couples should have some of the most important rights as married couples.

Key Findings

  • Most Montanans favor domestic partnership.
  • More than half of Catholics (55 percent) favor domestic partnerships, including 36 percent who strongly favor allowing domestic partnerships.
  • Support for domestic partnerships seems to be increasing.
  • Voters recognize discrimination against gays and lesbians.
  • This is not a vote driving issue.

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This memorandum is based on a national survey of 512 likely voters conducted between June 26 and June 26, 2011. The survey was commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and carries a margin of error of +/- 4.33 percent at a 95 percent confidence interval.

Source: Greenberg Quinlan Rosner

Client: ACLU-Montana