Skip to comments.Gallup: Same-Sex Marriage Support Solidifies Above 50% in U.S.
Posted on 05/13/2013 12:30:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Fifty-three percent of Americans say the law should recognize same-sex marriages, the third consecutive reading of 50% or above in Gallup polling over the past year. The 53% in favor ties the high to this point, also measured last November and in May 2011.
Gallup's May 2-7 poll suggests Americans' support for gay marriage is solidifying above the majority level. Recently, Rhode Island and Delaware legalized same-sex marriage, and Minnesota is likely to follow suit. That would bring the total number of states legally recognizing same-sex marriage to 12.
Just three years ago, support for gay marriage was 44%. The current 53% level of support is essentially double the 27% in Gallup's initial measurement on gay marriage, in 1996.
Nearly all U.S. subgroups are more likely to favor gay marriage now than in the past. Politically, Democrats, independents, and liberals all show increasing support for gay marriage over time, with each well above the majority level now. Republicans, conservatives, and moderates are more likely to favor gay marriage now than in 1996, but the increase in support among these groups may have stalled. Thus, most of the increase in the percentage favoring legal gay marriage in the last three years has come among left-leaning groups politically.
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52% believe Gallup polls suck......up from 46% 10 years ago.
Yet it still can’t pass when put up to an actual vote.
Well, if the MAJORITY are in favor, then it must be ethical, right?
I’m waiting ‘til the MAJORITY votes to murder and loot the wealthiest 40%, (47% is only enough to loot - not to exact revenge).
Wow really??? I did a survey today and in Mississippi, I asked 47 people and only one 20 year old sandra fluke slut said she was for abortion... 46 said they were against the murder of the most innocent amongst us.
Well we know 53% of the people in this poll haven’t read God’s word.....
Same question was asked about gay marriage... same outcome.
RE: Then WHY is it voted resoundingly down everywhere We The People are allowed to vote on it?
I wish I shared your optimism. in November 2012 Maine voted in favor of a law allowing same sex couples to marry.
In California, the percentage of those who are opposed to proposition 8 has been dwindling from a huge majority to a bare majority.
Yeah sure Gallop, that is why every single pro homo TV show has been CANCELED..Screw you Gallop poll, we know you are nothing more than hacks for the fag crowd
RE: , that is why every single pro homo TV show has been CANCELED
I’m still waiting for GLEE to be canceled.
It used to be. Blue states are now voting for it. Red states like NC are still resoundingly defeating it.
I cannot think of another issue that seen such a sea change in a few short years. Unfortunately, those of us against it stopped fighting about 5 years ago because preserving marriage looked politically settled. The proponents of change went into overdrive starting with the H8 campaign in Califoria and really moved the needle...making it a ‘civil rights’ issue. Our side needs to learn lessons from this situation because I think we laughed off that stupid campaign and didn’t take it seriously.
It no longer is.
We are the minority opinion now.
Somehow conflicts with the fact that it has never won an election.
Perhaps the Gallup pollsters went to the same math classes as do the climate change physics failures.
I do not believe.
“Im still waiting for GLEE to be canceled.”
Word has it that the network is planning on changing the name to “Gay-Lee”.
Amazing what happens when people vote in private, as opposed to having to answer a pollster.....
I agree! It’s BS. Ask me the right way if gays should be able to get married and I would say “yes!”
What they don’t know is the rest of the story.
Yes, if they can find a church that is willing (not binded by any government law) to marry them.
Yes, as long as the federal government does NOT recognise a marriage that is not between one man and one woman.
Ask the question straight (no pun intended)and I’ll bet support for gay marriage will be under 30%
If I were emperor, I would put the pollsters out of business simply because they attempt to manipulate the public.
Such is life in a Socialist Democracy.
Yep. Looks like a lots of false propaganda being circulated.
Yeah? Then why didn’t Prop 8 pass?
Me too..That show is AWFUL..I can’t stomach it for 2 seconds
Sure are a lot of distractions today..
Yes, the only thing that this poll proves is that people can be manipulated t give the answer that the pollster wants.
How many respondents would be okay with a cat lady marrying her pet(s)?
Put all the dirt out there.
B.S.! A majority of people in California (about as pro-gay a state can get) voted down gay marriage twice, and by resounding majorities. Californians hate gay marriage. Californians hate gays. They didn’t poll me or my friends. We voted for Prop 8 only to see gay judges toss it out , against the will of the majority. So a poll don’t mean squat, if a vote means nothing.
That is because the question was written like this:
Which activity do you endorse? One choice is required
__ Beating puppy dogs or kittens
__ Gay Marriage
The media is jamming this down our throats...the next step is to step up the attack on Christians and their churches. Wait and see...ABCBSNBCNNPR are going after Christians next.
I call bullshit on this. No effing way.
The Left uses their polling entity friends, and associates such as Gallup, PPP, and ORC amongst others to create illusion in their favor of which their MSM friends, and associates disseminate the fictional results often, and one of those is creating illusions of public favor even in light of factual disfavor. Anything to get their way. It’s a tactic as so much of their vast propaganda outreach is.
The Left is a minority, and is known to use every available sleight of hand dirty down dastardly trick in, or out of the book to get their way.
What a load of crap!
This just goes to show that there is a significant Libertarian sentiment among American voters.
These results speak more to the unfettered "full court press" of disinformation by the powerful homosexual crowd, an increasingly pliable and gullible public, and the successful dumbing down of morality in this country.
The deliberate diminishment of the intellectual level of the content of schooling and education has been going on for many years. It is a perfect example of the left wing conspiracy that we see every day in the lock step reporting by the MSM, especially with the current administration.
Same sex marriage is nothing more than a transient popular culture that will NOT stand the test of time. Natural law will prevail, hopefully before our country descends further into chaos and self destructs.
This goes to show what a massive re-education effort has been made on behalf of the LBGT activists. Gay couples/relationships are being constantly thrown in our faces as the “new normal”. Katy P did a song called I kissed a girl and liked it”.
It is now becomming a “normalized” behavior.
If only the church would stand up and proclaim what is wrong with this it would help. Sadly, most churches are silent on this issue due in part to fear, but mostly, pastors don’t want to tackle these kind of issues. They’re too worried about the impact on the offering plate.
It’s time for a Joshua moment. Who do you stand with? As for me and my house we will stand with the Lord.
How was the poll in question worded? I’ve a feeling that some people are saying OK just to get them to shut up about it.
Folks over at HGTV are winning! Making fudge, and packing it. How nice.
Then 53% of Americans are going to find themselves in deep trouble with the Lord. Simple as that. He says it is an abomination. That is about as strong a word as He uses in the Bible. Thus, those 53% are in deep sneakers.
Lies, damned lies, statistics ... and Gallup polls.
It’s not. Sadly, the last election showed how very low this country has sunk.
Fake polls. Simply fake.
No where in this, are kids any real issue. Although some effort is made to reassure everyone that they will be fine as traditional marriage is redefined...the past speaks for itself. Marriage has already deteriorated in other ways, and they have not been fine.
Some do, for sure. Short of appointing you emperor, I would suggest the GOP and others simply learn how to process their bullsh-t findings.....:)
About 53% voted for one of the worst presidents in history last November
...except in Maine, Maryland, Washington State and Minnesota.
Minnesota doesn’t count, because they never do anything sensible.
I won’t speak for the other states but Minnesota is definitely not putting it on the ballot because they know it won’t pass.