A new poll suggests Swiss voters are on track to vote yes in a “marriage for all” referendum, which supporters see as a key step towards equal rights, but opponents fear that traditional family values are eroded.
GENEVA – A poll released Wednesday suggests Swiss voters are on track to vote yes in a ‘marriage for all’ referendum, which supporters see as a key step for equal rights, but opponents fear that traditional family values will be eroded.
The latest poll for the public broadcaster SSR ahead of the September 26 referendum found that 63% of those polled support the measure, with 35% against and 2% undecided.
That’s a six percentage point drop in the level of support from a previous poll on the topic released in late August, but it suggests the margin remains wide.
Marriage for same-sex couples is not legal in Switzerland, but they can enter into registered partnerships.
The Swiss government supports the measure, which would also allow accelerated naturalization of foreign same-sex spouses and grant married couples access to sperm donation.
The poll of 13,261 registered voters was conducted September 1-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.