See the latest Pew Research Center reports, data and interactive features on gay marriage and homosexuality, including public opinion, changing legal status and religious groups’ views.

ReligionOctober 9, 2009

Most Still Oppose Gay Marriage, but Support for Civil Unions Continues to Rise

A 57% majority of Americans support civil unions, continuing a long-term trend of increasing support, but a majority still opposes same-sex marriage. The issue continues to sharply divide religious and political groups.

ReligionMay 21, 2009

A Clash of Rights? Gay Marriage and the Free Exercise of Religion

Although churches and other religious organizations, including charities and schools, have typically been exempt from state and local laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, it remains unclear how these institutions might be affected by new laws that require equal treatment for same-sex marriages.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 25, 2009

Americans Favor Carbon Cap, Gays in the Military and Renewing U.S.-Cuba Ties

New polling finds public favors setting limits on carbon emissions, allowing gays to serve openly in the military and re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba.

ReligionMarch 19, 2009

Most Mainline Protestants Say Society Should Accept Homosexuality

Most members of mainline denominations say society should accept homosexuality.