Poll: Majority of voters back gay Boy Scouts

In the Quinnipiac poll, 55 percent of respondents said the scouts should drop the ban, while 33 percent said it should remain.

There is a significant gender gap in the results. Women back gay scouts by a 61 to 27 percent margin; among men it’s a narrower 49 to 39 percent margin.

Catholics are also far more likely than Protestants to support the inclusion of gay scouts.