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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Actually, 1. We are not a rule by the mob democracy, 2. Three states voted by ballot initiative in three states lastNovember. But hey, the sheeple should rule in place of a representative Republic. /sarc
If you support ballot initiatives and the will of the majority, you are a populist, not a conservative. These things were meant to be decided by the legislature, as is supposed to occur in a Republic.
Prop 8 was several years ago. BTW: Doesn’t Cali let the legislature do anything like it should?
And if you support anything done by the California state legislature, you are not a conservative. There is no more corrupt group of individuals in California. I personally knew two different heads of the state legislature, and both were absolutely corrupt. I worked with one after he got booted out of the position, and he was oblivious to what the people wanted, prefering to line his own pocket. He later ended up in prison for a while. After getting out, he was more humble and down to earth. Ballot initiatives are a way for people to make their voice heard, when otherwise no one is listening.
The sheeple vote in the politicians they deserve. Whining signifies a failure to acknowledge this.
You deserve Obama? Are you whining about it? Sheesh, some people...