According to recent survey results published by Pink Cross, around 7 out of 10 of those interviewed in a Swiss poll were in favour of same sex marriage. The results were stable and in line with the last survey.
69% responded favourably to the question: “Should civil union be open to homosexual couples?” 25% were opposed, while 6% expressed no view.
Women were more strongly in favour of same-sex marriage than men, with 71% supporting it compared to 66% of men.
Age made no difference except among those over 64. 70% of those 18 to 39 and 70% of those 40 to 64 were in favour, compared to 61% of those 65 and over.
Political party allegiance showed greater differences. Green Party (94%), Green Liberal Party (88%) and Socialist Party (84%) supporters were the most in favour, while those from the UDC/SVP (59%) and the PBD/BDP (59%) were the least supportive.
There was less support for adoption. In response to the question: “Should homosexuals be allowed to adopt the child of their partner?” only 50% were fully or somewhat in favour. On this question women (58%) again were more supportive than men (42%). Those from two of the main parties were against this: the UDC/SVP (59% against or somewhat against) and PDC/CVP (56% against or somewhat against). Interestingly, younger respondents were less supportive than older ones. 42% of those 18 to 39, 52% of those 40 to 64, and 59% of those 65 and above favoured such a move.
The surveyor, gfs-zurich, interviewed 1,011 people in April and May 2016.
A similar survey done at the beginning of 2015, showed 71% were in favour of same sex marriage, or marriage for all. Given the small number of people surveyed, the difference is unlikely to be statistically significant.
Pink Cross survey results (in German)