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U.S. Support for Gay Marriage Edges to New High
Sixty-four percent of Americans say same-sex marriages should be recognized as legally valid. Although not meaningfully different from the 61% last year, it is the highest percentage in Gallup's trend dating back to 1996.
Religion, Race and Same-Sex Marriage
Support for legal same-sex marriage is strongly related to religion and partisanship. Black Americans, who tend to be Democratic and highly religious, are particularly cross-pressured on this issue.
Same-Sex Marriages Up After Supreme Court Ruling
More LGBT Americans living with a same-sex partner now report being married (45%) than did so in the months prior to the Supreme Court decision to make same-sex marriages legal in all 50 states (38%).
Same-Sex Marriages Up One Year After Supreme Court Verdict
Roughly half of cohabiting same-sex couples in the U.S. are married as opposed to living in a domestic partnership. That is up from 38% before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide a year ago.
Record-High 60% of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage
As the Supreme Court prepares to rule next month, 60% of Americans now support same-sex marriage. This is up from 55% last year, and represents a new high in Gallup's polling.
Majority Remains Satisfied With Acceptance of Gays in U.S.
A majority of Americans remain satisfied with the acceptance of gays and lesbians in the U.S., but 23% are dissatisfied because they seek more acceptance.
Alabama Verdict on Same-Sex Marriage Highlights Pending U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered probate judges in that state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, defying a U.S. District Court ruling that had overturned Alabama's ban on such marriages.
U.S. Support for Gay Marriage Stable After High Court Ruling
Americans' views on gay marriage have not changed following the Supreme Court's ruling that bans on same-sex marriages are unconstitutional. About six in 10 Americans say gay marriages should be valid, similar to the percentage in May.
Americans' Support for Gay Marriage Remains High, at 61%
Sixty-one percent of Americans say that marriages between same-sex couples should be recognized by the law as valid, consistent with the 58% and 60% recorded in 2015.
A Tale of Two Supreme Court Decisions
The two major decisions recently handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court have very direct relationships to public opinion. One of the decisions fits well with majority public opinion. The other, in a broad sense, does not.