A new public opinion study published in the American Political Science Review ranks Oregon 13th nationwide in support for same sex marriage rights, with about 45 percent of Oregonians supporting the cause.

The study backs up the assertion that support for gay marriage splits by age, with people ages 18-29 more than 30 percent more likely to be supportive of same sex marriage than people over 65.

It also basically affirms what Oregon LGBT group Basic Rights Oregon has been saying: our state's not ready for a statewide vote on gay marriage. They're hoping that hard campaigning for the next three years will turn that 45 percent into a supportive majority (or at least maybe some of those over 65ers will have dropped off by then?).

Here's the graph, check it out:

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H/T to Sociological Images.