Community support for same-sex marriage has changed dramatically, new research shows. Now the number of US residents supporting such unions is 70% – a record figure.
In a poll published this week by the Public Religion Research Institute, a random sample of more than 2,500 respondents from each state in the US showed Americans’ attitudes towards LGBTQ rights, immigration, racial justice and the pandemic. In particular, the poll showed that about 70% of Americans said they supported giving same-sex couples the right to marry – the highest percentage of supporters on record. Only 28% of Americans said they were against.
In a previous 2017 American Values Survey, 61% of respondents supported same-sex marriage and 30% were against. Only white evangelicals did not support gay marriage by a majority – 34% were in favor.