MTSU Poll Surveys Tennesseans on Marijuana, Gay Marriage, Abortion and Health Care
Updated: Thursday, February 13 2014, 05:14 PM CST
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.-- A new poll released by Middle Tennessee State University shows a majority of Tennesseans are open to allowing medical marijuana use, but opposed to legalizing the drug in general.
Two-thirds of residents believe medical marijuana should be allowed compared to 33-percent who don't agree with making it legal to the general public.
In addition to marijuana use, the poll also posed the question if gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to legally marry in the state. 64 percent opposed allowing gay marriage compared to just 26 percent in-favor. The dividing line fell along religious differences and beliefs. 77 percent of evangelical Christians opposed gay marriage, whereas 51 percent of non-evangelicals supported gay marriage.
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Other topics covered were abortion and the repeal of the health care law. 51 percent of Tennesseans believe abortion should be legal under certain circumstances and 32 percent think it should be illegal in all circumstances.
As for the health care law, 31 percent would like to see the law repealed and not be replaced. Another 22 percent would like it repealed but replaced with a Republican alternative.
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