May 20, 2011
For the First Time, Gallup Finds Majority in Favor of Gay Marriage

Gallup poll released today found that 53 percent of respondents believed “marriages between same-sex couples” should be legal, “with the same rights as traditional marriages.” It’s an all-time high—that question has never gotten more than 50 percent support in Gallup poll.

In one sense, this isn’t quite news; Politico points out that other surveys have generated similar results in the past few months. In April, a CNN poll found 51 percent support for gay marriage, and in March, aWashington Post/ABC poll also found 53 percent support. Another CNN poll, last August, found 52 percent in favor of gay marriage.

Still, the Gallup poll is further evidence that support for gay marriage is climbing. Last year, Gallup found only 44 percent in favor of gay marriage, meaning there was a nine-point jump in support this year—the largest year-to-year change since Gallup began conducting annual polls about gay marriage in 2004. In April, Nate Silver at The New York Times noted that a similar jump was evident in the greater body of polling data.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire

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