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Doorstep visits change attitudes on gay marriage
Doorstep visits change attitudes on gay marriage

A single conversation with a gay or lesbian door-to-door canvasser had the ability to change attitudes on same-sex marriage in neighborhoods that overwhelmingly opposed such unions, according to new research. In a study conducted in Los Angeles County and published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers found that when openly gay canvassers 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 the canvasser was heterosexual. ------------ FOR THE RECORD A previous version of this story said that people who were canvassed about same-sex marriage saw an 8% increase in favorable opinions...

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