If a referendum were held to legalize gay marriage nationwide, it would pass.
That's according to a Gallup poll released Monday, in which 52 percent of Americans said they would favor such a law and 43 percent expressed opposition. Of course, there is no referendum, and any such effort would drag Utah along kicking and screaming. According to a 2012 Utah Voter Poll, 72 percent of this state's residents oppose gay marriage.
Monday's Gallup poll found that weekly churchgoers were least likely to support a federal gay marriage initiative, at 23 percent. (The 2012 Utah Voter Poll found that just 8 percent of Mormons favored gay marriage, in contrast to 60 percent of those from other religions and 76 percent with no religious affiliation.)