Gallup: Support for Gay Marriage Hits Record High

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:43 AM

By Drew MacKenzie

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The support for gay marriage among Americans has reached an all-time high at 55 percent, a new poll shows.

The Gallup survey, released Wednesday, showed a two percentage point jump on the 2013 figure and is the highest since the polling firm started keeping track of questions involving same-sex unions in 1996.

The respondents were asked, "Do you think marriage between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law, with the same rights as traditional marriages?"

The survey also revealed that nearly 8 in 10 young adults age 18-29, a record 78 percent, are in favor of gay marriages, an 8 percent surge over 2013 results.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

A little more than 2 of every 5 Americans in the 65-and-older age bracket, 42 percent, said they support same-sex marriages, which was the lowest number for any age group but a slight 1-point increase from last year.

There were noticeable differences, however, on support for gay unions based on party and lines.

Nearly 3 out of 4 Democrats, 74 percent, backed them, along with 82 percent of those who identified themselves as liberals. But only 30 percent of Republicans, and 31 percent of those who called themselves conservatives, supported same-sex marriages.

The poll of 1,028 adults was conducted May 8-11 by phone and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

Related Stories:


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Hunt for Lois Lerner's Missing IRS Emails Rebooted

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 07:01 AM

The Internal Revenue Service says some of the lost data from Lois Lerner's computer might be recoverable after all, The  . . .

Religious Denominations Embracing Illegal Migrants

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 06:43 AM

Religious denominations are working to make illegal migrant children feel welcome in the United States. . . .

Protesters Attack Israeli Soccer Team in Austria Over Gaza

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 06:36 AM

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli soccer players at a friendly match in Austria on . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved