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OTTAWA, August 7, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A newly released JMCK poll which   concluded its survey of the Canadian public on August 2, has found a majority of Canadians opposed to homosexual ‘marriage’.  Conversely, a recent Environics poll which concluded its survey about a month before on July 6, found a majority in the opposite direction.  Analysts have noted the dramatic 28% shift in public opinion in the past month – from a 10% margin in favour to an 18% margin opposed.  One analyst told LifeSite a likely explanation is that the first poll was completed before the federal government’s announcement that it would support outright same-sex marriage in its reference to the Supreme Court on July 17, and before Canadian bishops began speaking out on the issue in response to the Vatican’s latest document.  In a similar scenario in the US, the debate over homosexuality and same-sex marriage heated up after the Lawrence vs. Texas decision, leading to a strong backlash against same-sex ‘marriage’.  See the coverage on the new poll in the National Post:  https://canada.com/national/story.asp?id=7C41A1EB-5AFA-4383-9EA0-CAC65C6C0613

See the JMCK poll results in full:  https://www.jmck.ca/JMCK%20Polling%20-%20Same%20Sex%20Marriage%20-%20August%202003.pdf

See the LifeSite coverage of the Environics poll:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/aug/03080602.html