Attitudes towards gay marriage and adoption in France are divided along party lines, according to the results of our latest EuroTrack survey. The poll was conducted before the large rally against same-sex marriage that took place in Paris on Sunday.
A majority (58%) of those who support President François Hollande’s Socialist Party are in favour of the government’s plans to change the law to allow same-sex couples to wed, while a majority (62%) of those who support ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right UMP are opposed to the change.
- 58% of Socialist Party voters are in favour of same-sex marriage, 35% are opposed and 8% say they don’t know
- Only 28% of UMP voters are in favour of gay marriage, 62% are against it and 10% don’t know
Similarly, a majority of Socialist Party supporters are also in favour of changing the law to allow gay couples to adopt children, although at 51% support for this is considerably lower than for same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, 71% opposed of UMP voters are against allowing same-sex couples to adopt.
- 51% of Socialists support same-sex adoption, 42% are against it and 7% are unsure
- For UMP voters, 18% support gay adoption, 71% are opposed to it and 11% don’t know
Nationally the French are divided on same-sex marriage with 47% in favour, 41% opposed and 12% who say they don’t know. A slim majority (51%) are against changing the law to allow gay couples to adopt children, while 38% are in favour and 12% don’t know.
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