LAS VEGAS — (06-01-20) — A new Gallup poll on same-sex marriage matches its record high support from 2018. According to Gallup, two in three Americans said they support same-sex marriage, according to new poll, matching a record-high from 2018.
The poll also showed that sixty-seven percent of Americans said marriage between same-sex couples should be recognized by the law as valid, according to a Gallup poll released Monday June 1.
The new poll figures match the record-high level of support Gallup recorded in 2018, based on Gallup’s annual “values and beliefs” polls conducted yearly in May.
Gallup Reports Same-Sex Marriage Match Record High of 2018
Gallup released the poll just ahead of the five-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that same-sex marriage was legal in the USA.
Polling for same-sex marriage began 1996, when only 27 percent of Americans said they supported it.
Gallup first recorded majority-level support in May 2001, and support has exceeded 60 percent each year since 2016, according to Gallup.
Democrats continue to be the political party to support same-sex marriage over the years, according to Gallup’s polling, with 83 percent of Democrats saying they support it in the latest poll.
The latest data is a 50-point increase from the level of support among Democrats when Gallup first surveyed the question in 1996. Similarly, 71 percent of independents said they support same-sex marriage, marking a 39 point increase since Gallup first asked the question.
Republican conservatives have consistently been the least likely group to support same-sex marriage, according to Gallup, although support among Republicans has increased by 33 points since 1996.
However it should be noted that since 2017, support among Republicans has remained stable, ranging from 44 percent to 49 percent, according to Gallup.
Results from the poll are based on interviews conducted May 1-13 with a sample of 1,028 adults. There is a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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