Israeli support for gay marriage is at an all-time high

Polls show new high for Israeli support of gay marriage, 'pluralistic' organization claims 284,000 LGBTQs in Israel.


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Ahead of Tel Aviv Pride, 79 percent of Israelis Jews told pollsters they support allowing same-sex marriage or civil unions for gay couples.

The poll was commissioned by Hiddush a "religious pluralism group."

According to the poll, public support for allowing gay couples to marry in Israel skyrocketed to 76 percent support in 2016, up from 53 percent in 2009 and representing an unprecedented high. Responses, as expected, depended on the sector of the person asked.

The poll was conducted by the Rafi Smith Polling Institute, which surveyed 500 Israeli Jewish adults on June 5 and 6.

These adults were asked, “Do you think same-sex couples should be permitted to marry or have civil unions in Israel?”

The poll's margin of error is 4.5 percent.

100 percent of voters for the extreme left-wing Meretz and leftist Zionist Union parties said they support same-sex marriage, compared to zero percent of the haredi parties' supporters and a 65 percent of voters for the Jewish Home party.

90% of the center-right Kulanu party's voters, 84% of Likud voters, and 83% of Yisrael Beytenu voters also supported gay marriage.

Hiddush also claimed there are 284,000 LGBTQ people in Israel.