Almost half of the people living in Buenos Aires support gay marriage, according to a new survey.
The survey, published Wednesday by the polling firm Ibarómetro, indicates that 48.4% of Porteños support gay or lesbian marriages.
That number is up from 45.1% in 2007, indicating that opposition to gay marriage is declining.
The 2010 poll shows that 39.4% of the city’s residents oppose gay marriage, down from 41% in 2007.
About 12% of people polled said they “don’t know” what they think about the issue, down from almost 14% in 2007.
Fewer Porteños are in favor of gay adoption, however, with 37% approving it and 48.3% against.
In 2007 57.8% were against gay adoption while 31.1% favored it.
Pollsters also asked Porteños if gay parents would have a “harmful” or “similar” influence on children as would straight parents. About 44% said gay parents would have “a similar” affect on children while around 30% said their influence would be “harmful.”
The survey interviewed 600 people and was conducted on March 16. It has a margin of error of +/- 5%.