Slideshow: Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
In 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a 57% to 35% margin. Today, there is more support for same-sex marriage than opposition to it. Combined data from two 2013 polls show 50% of Americans in favor and 43% opposed.
In your words: Views of same-sex marriage, homosexuality
A sampler of what our survey respondents said about issues related to same-sex marriage and homosexuality from our 2013 surveys that reflects the breadth of the public’s views on these topics.
State Policies on Same-Sex Marriage
Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003. To date, 12 states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage, while 30 states have amended their constitutions to ban gay marriage. This map shows the change in each state’s policy over time.
Changing Attitudes on Same Sex Marriage, Gay Friends and Family
As support for gay marriage continues to grow, 72% of Americans say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable.”
Quiz: Global Econ Quiz
Test how much you know about economic attitudes in the world with this quiz.
Data: Advanced Economies Report Lowest Deprivation
While people in advanced economies are most bearish about their economic situation, they report very low levels of deprivation relative to others around the world.
Map: Economic Attitudes Across 39 Countries
Publics around the world are decidedly unhappy about their nations’ economies. However, citizens of emerging market countries are overall more pleased with their economies than are people in advanced or developing economies.
Infographic: Teens: Median Number of Facebook Friends
Among teen Facebook users, the median number of friends they have on their profiles is around 300.
Infographic: What Teens Share on Social Media
Among the things teens choose to share on social media, their real name and photos of themselves rank the highest. What else do they share?
Infographic: Sharing, Connections, and Privacy in the World of Teen Social Media
Explore what teens choose to share and keep private and with whom in this infographic.