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Study of views on gay marriage should be retracted, coauthor says
Study of views on gay marriage should be retracted, coauthor says

A highly publicized study that purported to show how face-to-face interactions can change people's views on same-sex marriage is being disavowed by one of its authors who now says he has doubts about the data. The study, published in December by the journal Science, claimed that when gay canvassers in Los Angeles County knocked on a door and lobbied a household resident about same-sex marriage, the resident was more likely to form a lasting and favorable opinion of gay marriage than if they were lobbied by a heterosexual canvasser.  Coauthors Michael LaCour, a doctoral candidate in political science at UCLA, and Donald Green, a political science...

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