Public Support for Gay Marriage in the US on the Rise

According to a brand new Pew Research Center survey released today, support for same-sex marriage is on the rise in the United States.

The poll was conducted in September and October of this year, and the new numbers show that 46% of Americans support legalizing same-sex marriage, while 44% of them are opposed. Even though these numbers seem low for support, its important to keep in mind that the approval percentage has risen by 9 points in the past two years alone. The survey among 2,410 adults has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

The baby boomer generation, which opposed marriage equality by more than 2-1 just 15 years ago, has seen the approval percentage grow to 45%. For the younger Americans (aged 18-30) support for marriage equality is now at 59%.

Unsurprisingly, 57% of Democrats are in favor of legalizing gay marriage, while only 23% of Republicans believe in marriage equality.