Millennials Continue To Support Marriage Equality At High Rates

A new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute shows that college-age Millennials (age 18-24) continue to support marriage equality at consistently high rates. About 6-in-10 (59 percent) support allowing same-sex couples to legally marry, but factors like education, religion, and sex can influence their views. In particular, students attending a private college (80 percent) or who do not affiliate with a religion (81 percent) were extremely likely to favor the freedom to marry. Women (65 percent), Catholics (66 percent), white mainline Protestants (62 percent), non-Christians (65 percent), and students attending a public college (65 percent) or community college (60 percent) also showed particularly strong support. These results mirror similar Millenial reactions documented last August and a growing generational divide on LGBT issues.