New Study Shows Decrease in Opposition to Gay Marriage

In the past couple of years, the number of Americans who support same-sex marriage finally surpassed the number of those who oppose it.  Data was compiled by Pew Research Center. The numbers show that in 1996, 65% opposed it, while only 26% endorsed it.   New data collected this past October shows that 49% are actually in favor of it, and 40% oppose it (which is down 4 % from this past July).

Still, those numbers widely vary in different regions of the U.S.  Its probably no surprise that the New England region supports same-sex marriage by 62%, and that the South Central region opposes it.  The best news stemming from all this new data is that support for same-sex marriage has grown in every region by at least 11%.  Support has increased 19% in both the Great Lakes and Mid Atlantic regions.  Looks like things are getting better.


Photos via iStockPhoto, Pew Research Center

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