Pew Research Center Jun. 11, 2013

Gay Marriage: Key Data Points from Pew Research

The rise in support for same-sex marriage over the past decade is among the largest changes in opinion on any policy issue over this time period.

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Religion Jun. 6, 2013

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.

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Pew Research Center Jun. 6, 2013

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.

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Religion Jun. 6, 2013

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.

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U.S. Politics Jun. 6, 2013

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.”

Fact Tank Jun. 6, 2013

In your words: Views of same-sex marriage, homosexuality

In several nationwide surveys the Pew Research Center conducted in 2013, we gave respondents the opportunity to give their thoughts about issues related to same-sex marriage and homosexuality.

U.S. Politics Jun. 6, 2013

Both Sides See Gay Marriage as ’Inevitable’

As support for gay marriage continues to increase, nearly three-quarters of Americans say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is inevitable, including majorities on both sides of the issue.

Religion Jun. 4, 2013

Cuomo’s Proposal Aims to Protect Late-Term Abortion Access in NY

After months of anticipation, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced a proposal that seeks to guarantee access to abortion in the third-largest U.S. state.

Fact Tank Jun. 4, 2013

A global snapshot of same-sex marriage

Around the world and in the United States, the pace of same-sex marriage legalization has picked up in recent years.

Fact Tank Jun. 4, 2013

A minority of Americans own guns, but just how many is unclear

More than a third of Americans say they or someone in their household owns a gun.