Poll Hub

Same-Sex Marriage Here to Stay

Episode Summary

Just as President Biden signed a law federally recognizing same-sex marriages, the Census released new numbers showing the most LGBTQ+ couples ever. Is this the end of a long struggle for equality or a midpoint? Then, we get in the holiday season to discuss our annual year-end poll which includes a brand new "most annoying word" and bring the entire Marist Poll team into the podcast for a bit of well wishing.

Episode Notes

The U.S. Census reports there are now more than 1 million same-sex couple households in the nation and our expert guest, Dr. Shoshana K. Goldberg, Director of Public Education & Research at the Human Rights Campaign, says it's more than just a milestone. In the same month that the President signed a bi-partisan bill to make same-sex marriage legal (the Supreme Court ruled that way several years back but it was never written into a law), our new poll with NPR and the PBS NewsHour charts the dramatic changes in how Americans see this ritual.

For our final Poll Hub of 2022, we take a look at our annual year-end poll which surveys Americans about how they approach the season (festive or frustrated), how they're shopping (online or in-store), and what the most annoying word of this year has been. Then, we head into the Roper archives to pull out three seasonal poll questions from the past so we can survey our entire team to see what they think. And predictably, we have something to say about the questions!