Polls have consistently shown that older Americans are less likely to morally approve of homosexuality and subsequently support LGBT equality at lower rates. A new Gallup poll, however, shows that for the first time in that poll’s history, a majority of Americans over the age of 55 morally accept “gay or lesbian relations”:
That support has nearly doubled since 2001, when only 26 percent of older adults morally approved of homosexuality. Of course, the population of people over the age of 55 includes many more younger people than it did in 2001, which could help explain the growing support. In the same poll, young people (ages 18–34) showed support at 74 percent, while middle-aged adults (ages 35–54) were still down around 54 percent.