This marked the first Pew poll where a majority of Baby Boomers supported same-sex marriage, and where a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents did not oppose same-sex marriage. Support continues to rise while opposition continues to fall each year, driven in large part by a significant generational gap in support. White evangelical Protestants are one group where a narrow majority says government policies should support religion: Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has shifted rapidly since polling of the American people regarding the issue first began on an occasional basis in the s and a regular basis in the s, with support having consistently risen while opposition has continually fallen. The South, once a conservative bastion, is changing". Retrieved October 8,
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The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider
Topics Foreign Affairs and Policy U. Earlier polls in February and May found opinion divided within the margin of error, but with a consistent trend of increasing support and decreasing opposition compared to prior years. Even among the older Silent generation, which has been the most opposed to allowing gay marriage in recent years, there is increased support. Among Hispanics, however, there is not a pronounced gender gap. Recognition of same-sex unions in Colorado Recognition of same-sex unions in Texas Recognition of same-sex unions in Florida.
There is a strong correlation between age and the share saying it is necessary to believe in God to be a moral person. Retrieved December 12, Retrieved August 28, The share saying homosexuality should be accepted by society is up 7 percentage points in the past year and up 19 points from 11 years ago. Kirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard, declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced tricky questions on Sunday about former political positions.