Pew Poll Shows Growth in Support for Marriage Equality


A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center finds that support for marriage equality in the United States is higher than ever, with 47% of Americans in favor of marriage for same-sex couples. In contrast, opposition to marriage equality has reached an all-time low at 43% of those surveyed. The growth in support for marriage has risen over the years, from 35% in 2001. Only two years ago, support was at 43%. The number opposing marriage has decreased from 57% in 2001 and 48% in 2010.

“This is the latest poll to indicate a steady increase of support for marriage equality, which shows no signs of slowing down,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. “Every day, more and more Americans are realizing that their LGBT friends, neighbors, family members and co-workers should be able to express their commitment to the one they love, and have the same protections for their children as any other family in their community.”

GLAAD encourages more media outlets to report on these findings and utilize them in future stories around marriage equality. This is particularly important when giving attention to those who remain opposed to marriage equality and may present such a position as still being popular.