Across four Pew Research Center surveys this year, 48% of Americans say they favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while 43% are opposed. Just four years ago, in the 2008 election cycle, 51% opposed making same-sex marriages legal and 39% supported it.
The steep recent trend has continued over the course of 2012. The most recent survey, conducted just two weeks before the election, found nearly half (49%) in favor of allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while opposition had fallen to an all-time low of 40%. (See survey topline). The tipping balance of American public opinion was confirmed in this week’s national election exit polling: 49% of voters said their state should legally recognize same-sex marriage; 46% said it should not.
Here are some graphs showing demographic stats-
Gay marriage will be a reality, across the country, within a decade- or half a decade. To the eternal consternation of some of my friends- I remain opposed and shall not waver therefrom until someone shows me, from Scripture rightly interpreted, where I err. I have no problem at all being in a minority.
- African Americans and Latinos spur gay marriage revolution (washingtonpost.com)
- Study: Same-Sex Marriage Gains Rapid Support Only In Some States (washington.cbslocal.com)
- Is Gay Marriage Too Progressive for the French? (world.time.com)
- France leads the way on gay marriage, but will Scotland follow? (en4news.com)