In the same poll, Gallup asked a separate half-sample of Americans whether they think marriages between same-sex couples should be recognized as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages. This is the first update of this Gallup trend since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in July, making same-sex couples eligible for federal benefits in states where gay marriage has been legalized. The court also reportedly paved the way for gay marriage in California, by denying supporters of Proposition 8 in California standing to appeal a federal court's decision declaring the anti-gay-marriage amendment unconstitutional.
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
Welcome to Pollapaloozaour weekly polling roundup. A majority of conservative Republicans 58 percentRepublicans overall 51 percentMormons 53 percentwhite evangelical Protestants 58 percent and adults in Alabama 51 percent oppose same-sex marriage, according to a survey released this week by the Public Religion Research Institute. The PRRI survey, which relied on more than 40, interviews nationwide conducted inmade a lot of headlines for finding substantial gains in the number of Americans who support same-sex marriage over the past few years.
In each of the past three annual polls, Gallup has recorded three-percentage point increases among Americans who say same-sex marriages should be legally valid. Some of the increases in support may be due to greater numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT adults getting married in the U. Using data for all ofGallup has found that more than
The five-percentage-point increase in this year's Values and Beliefs poll, conducted Mayis the largest year-to-year climb sincewhen support rose by nine points. Support for the legality of gay marriages in the U. The record high in support comes roughly one month before the Supreme Court is to issue a ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.
Over the fifty years that have passed since the Stonewall riots, public opinion on LGBTQ issues has undergone a radical change. Polls measuring that change have increased in frequency and broadened in scope, shifting focus as new debates came to the forefront of public discussion, and providing a microcosm of the transformation in social awareness and understanding of LGBTQ people and their experiences. However much actual discrimination there is, do you think there is more homophobia or less
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Corbin Aoyagi, a supporters of gay marriage, waves his flag during a rally at the Utah State Capitol. For the first time in a Fox News poll, a majority says same-sex marriage should be legal. Currently, 54 percent of registered voters favor legalizing same-sex marriage, while 35 percent are opposed. Views were divided percent in the most recent time it was asked on a Fox News poll.
Subscribe to receive weekly Gallup News alerts. Never miss our latest insights. Of 21 personal behaviors and practices measured, Americans agree most widely that birth control is morally acceptable and that extramarital affairs are morally wrong.
The rise in support for same-sex marriage over the past decade is among the largest changes in opinion on any policy issue over this time period. A new national survey finds that much of the shift is attributable to the arrival of a large cohort of young adults — the Millennial generation — who are far more open to gay rights than previous generations. Slideshow: Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage.