Public opposition to same-sex marriage has grown significantly since a law change to legalise it came before Parliament, a Herald DigiPoll survey shows. [NZ Herald 26 March 2013]
Same-sex marriage campaigners blame scaremongering by religious groups for the increase in opposition, saying lobbying has intensified as the bill progresses through Parliament.
Opponents of gay marriage say the jump shows people are waking up to the negative social effects of changing the Marriage Act.
Asked what best fitted their view on marriage law, 48 per cent of those polled said marriage should remain between a man and a woman – an increase of 7.5 percentage points from a poll last June.
See more: Shock poll over gay marriage by Isaac Davison
[Today’s online poll on the same question is available on this page].