Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has shifted rapidly since the s, with support constantly rising while opposition has consistently fallen. Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has changed radically since polling of the American people regarding the issue were first conducted in Continual polling by Gallup over the course of more than two decades has shown that support for same-sex marriage has grown rapidly, while opposition has simultaneously collapsed. While this is a drop when compared to , same sex marriage approval still remains stable. This marked the first Pew poll where a majority of Baby Boomers supported same-sex marriage, and where a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents did not oppose same-sex marriage.
Gay Marriage Statistics
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Support for same-sex marriage has steadily grown over the past 15 years. And today, support for same-sex marriage remains near its highest point since Pew Research Center began polling on this issue. Among people who are religiously unaffiliated, a solid majority have supported same-sex marriage since Support for same-sex marriage among white evangelical Protestants remains lower than it is among other religious groups. Religious affiliation Religious attendance. Support for same-sex marriage has remained largely stable among both men and women since
Record Percentage of Americans Supports Gay Marriage, Poll Finds
Recent polls show increasing support for same-sex marriage among blacks. A national exit poll by Edison Research shows that black voters favored their state legalizing gay marriage, 51 to 41 percent. Pew polls have also showed an increase from 36 percent in to 44 percent last month supporting gay marriage. According to the exit poll conducted by Edison Research on behalf of the NEP, 51 percent of black voters said their states should legally recognize same-sex marriage, compared with 47 percent of whites who favored this idea. It's a big shift considering that in , the Pew Research Center found that only 36 percent of blacks favored legalizing gay marriage, compared with 49 percent of whites supporting it.
Among blacks, Latinos and whites, blacks were the only racial or ethnic group in which a majority of respondents said they opposed gay marriage, in a Washington Post-ABC poll. On marijuana legalization, blacks are most supportive while Latinos are the least supportive. Fifty-one percent of blacks, 45 percent of Latinos and 47 percent of whites said they oppose gay marriage in the Nov. The margin of error for the full sample is 3. In the full sample, a majority, 51 percent, said they support gay marriage, including 33 percent who say they strongly support gay marriage.