Nov 30, 2011 1:00 PM
TUCSON - Arizonans are almost evenly split on their opinion of same-sex marriage, as well as their support of the Tea Party movement, and there are almost as many Democrats in the state as Republicans, according to a recent report from Public Policy Polling.
The Democratic polling company surveyed 500 Arizonans between November 17 and 20 on issues ranging from politics to social issues to sports, and found that while 45 percent of Arizonans think same-sex marriage should be illegal, 44 percent think it should be legal.
And while 44 percent of those surveyed support the Tea Party movement, just as many - 42 percent - oppose it. Occupy Wall Street doesn't fare as well, with only 36 percent in support and 44 percent opposed to goals of the group.
Among those surveyed, 38 percent identified as Democrats, 41 percent said they were Republicans, and 21 percent said they were Independent or identified with another party.
In terms of football and baseball, Arizonans largely root for the home team, according to the survey, which found that the Cardinals were the favorite team of 49 percent of those surveyed, and the Diamondbacks won the favor of 65 percent.
Arizona State edged out the University of Arizona as "favorite college," taking 36 percent of the vote compared to UA's 29 percent.