- survey says April 22
Is the ultra-red state of Texas turning blue? If a new survey about the support of same-sex marriage is to be believed, it's possible it's at least turning a bit purple.
A survey conducted by Texas Tech University reveals that 48 percent of Texans surveyed are in favor of same-sex marriage, while 47 percent of those polled oppose it. Lone Star Q notes this is the "first time ever" that more of the state's citizens are for gay marriage than against it.
Mark McKenzie, an associate professor who oversaw the survey, said support for gay marriage has previously ranked below 40 percent, but the tides are turning. "Now, we're closely divided on the issue," he said. "Democrats and Independents strongly support gay marriage, while Republicans are strongly opposed to it."- - Jordan Valinsky
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- The U.S. is about to sell weapons to Vietnam. That's bad news for China.
- What the Middle Ages can tell us about the GOP's big charity myth
- Why is the Pentagon stuffing caves in Norway full of tanks?
- The most sensible GOP alternative to ObamaCare comes from a Senate candidate who is almost sure to lose
- 10 things you need to know today: October 23, 2014
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- When Khomeini said no to Iranian nukes
- Did the media get Ferguson wrong?
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
Subscribe to the Week