Poll: 64% Americans support same-sex marriage

Americans are more accepting of same-sex relations, forty-seven per cent of Republicans support legalising same-sex marriage, the highest ever mark from the party.

By: IANS | Washington | Published:May 16, 2017 4:28 pm
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Sixty-four per cent of Americans support same-sex marriage and say it should be legalised, according to a new poll.

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The results in the Gallup poll released on Monday showed a 3 per cent increase since last year and the most support for gay marriage since the US-based research organisation began tracking the issue in 1996, when just 27 per cent backed it, Politico news reported.

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Democrats (74 per cent) and independents (71 per cent) have been most accepting of legalising same-sex marriages, with support among Democrats reaching a majority in 2004, followed by a majority among independents in 2007.

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Forty-seven per cent of Republicans support legalising same-sex marriage, the highest ever mark from the party.

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The Supreme Court in June 2015 legalised gay marriage nationwide in a landmark 5-4 ruling that said the Constitution bars states from denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples, reports Politico news.

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While some may still have objections to same-sex unions over moral or religious grounds despite the Supreme Court ruling, Americans are more accepting of same-sex relations, with 72 per cent of respondents saying it should be legal.

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The survey of 1,011 adults was conducted May 3 to 7 via landline and cellphones.

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