Korean Americans Hate Gay Marriage Most, New Poll Reveals
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One interesting thing about the latest poll, however, is how it brings a new level of detail to one of the stickier wickets confronted by proponents of same-sex marriage: distaste for gay rights among ethnic minorities. It's been known for some time that Asian Americans are the ethnic group most opposed to gay marriage in California, but the new poll marks the first time that subsets of Asians have been singled out and asked what they think about it. The results: Koreans as a group are the most anti-gay marriage. And it isn't even close.
The new Field Poll reveals that Korean Americans disapprove of same-sex marriage by a margin of 70 to 25 percent. They were followed in their dislike of same-sex couples by Vietnamese Americans (64 percent disapproval) and Chinese Americans (54 percent disapprove.)
Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo said that while it's clear Asian Americans are the group most opposed to same-sex marriage -- and Koreans foremost among Asians -- the results also depend heavily on the age of those questioned. Younger voters, he said, show stronger support for gay marriage than older people "coming from traditional societies."
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