Seventy-four percent of U. 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.
Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States
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On June 26, , the U. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that granted same-sex couples a constitutional right to marry. The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, including in the 14 states that did not previously allow gays and lesbians to wed. As we approach the fourth anniversary of the ruling, here are five key facts about same-sex marriage:. Around four-in-ten U.
Majority of Public Favors Same-Sex Marriage, but Divisions Persist
After years of generally steady increases, opinions about same-sex marriage are mostly unchanged since While attitudes about same-sex marriage are changed little from two years ago, support has increased substantially over the past two decades. The Pew Research Center survey, conducted March among 1, adults finds that Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided over legal marriage for gays and lesbians — though support has increased significantly in both parties over the past 15 years.
More than two-thirds of Americans say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new Gallup poll published Wednesday. Gallup said it has tallied 3 percentage point increases in support for each of its last three national surveys on the topic. The increased acceptance of same-same marriage — which a Supreme Court decision made legal in all 50 states — comes as greater number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults are getting married in the U.