American Foundation for Equal Rights

Public Support Continues to Grow

Demonstrating rapid growth in public support for marriage equality, last week’s Pew Research Center survey showed once again that more Americans support allowing gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry, a nine-point increase in two short years. Eight other recent polls have clearly demonstrated the nation’s support for the issue.

“Public acceptance of same-sex marriage has grown at an accelerating pace, with approval jumping by nine percentage points in the past two years and the nation now evenly divided on the issue, according to a new Pew Research Center survey released Thursday.

“The poll, conducted in late September and early October, showed 46% of Americans surveyed support legalizing same-sex marriage and 44% are opposed. The survey among 2,410 adults has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.”