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Support For Marriage Equality Up 8 Percentage Points Since 2008

A new survey from Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds that support for marriage equality has increased substantially since the 2008 presidential election, with 47 percent of Americans now favoring same-sex marriage — up from 39 percent in 2008. Thirty-one percent backed the concept in 2004, while 60 percent opposed the idea. Pew also found that for the first time, “there is as much strong support as strong opposition to gay marriage. In the current survey, 22 percent say they strongly support allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally; an identical percentage (22 percent) strongly opposes gay marriage. In 2008, there was about twice as much strong opposition to as strong support for gay marriage (30 percent vs. 14 percent).”

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