Nearly six in 10 voters do not favour gay marriage.
Nearly six in 10 voters do not favour gay marriage.

Press Release by Profiles of Bermuda

Nearly 6 in 10 voters (58.5 per cent) oppose same-sex marriages while 4 in 10 (38.4 per cent) were in favour of such marriages. Few (3.2 per cent), were unsure.

Differences by Age

By age, younger voters, those between the ages of 18 and 34, were more likely to support same-sex marriages (58.2 per cent), the only age group to do so. However, the older one got, the more likely they were to oppose same-sex marriages; 60.1 per cent of those aged between 35 and 54 did not support same sex marriages, as did 75.2% of those over 55.

Differences by Race

Results by race were equally compelling. Nearly 6 in 10 of white voters (57.8 per cent) and just over half of other voters (neither black nor white) 52.1 per cent, were in favour of same-sex marriages. However, nearly 7 in 10 black voters (69.9 per cent) were opposed to same-sex marriages.

Differences by Income

While slightly more than half (50.8 per cent) of households that earned in excess of $100,000 were in support of same-sex marriages, two-thirds of households earning less than $50,000 and households earning between $50,000 and $100,000 were opposed to same-sex marriages (66.7 per cent and 65.7 per cent respectively).