DATA PIPE — Some 47 percent of Americans think homosexuality is a choice, according to a just-released Angus Reid Public Opinion poll (PDF) of 1,001 American adults surveyed online. Of that same sample, 43 percent support same-sex marriage (while 53 percent support some form of legal recognition of gay unions). And 53 percent of them reported knowing close friends or relatives who are gay. This does not, in fact, mean that the same people who think being gay is an option support marriage equality; just the same (rough) number of people do. Still a very curious result.