Gay Marriage

54%

As of 2/23/2014

Date Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Favor Same-Sex Marriage
1996 65 27
2001 57 35
2003 58 33
2004 60 31
2005 53 36
2006 55 33
2007 54 37
2008 51 39
2009 54 37
2010 48 42
2011 45 46
2012 43 48
2013 43 50
2014 39 54

Support for same-sex marriage has increased dramatically over the past decade, but there are substantial differences in opinions across generations. Currently, 68% of Millennials favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, compared with 55% of Gen Xers, 48% of Boomers and 38% of the Silent generation. Read more.