A U.S Poll reveals: 64 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage

by Itunuoluwa Adebo

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, the Americans’ support for same-sex marriage is at all time high.

64 percent of adults surveyed said same-sex marriages should be legal, which is a 3 percent increase from last year and the most support for gay marriage since Gallup began tracking the issue in 1996, when just 27 percent backed legalising gay marriage.

74% of Democrats and 71% Independents 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. 47% of Republicans support legalising same-sex marriage, the highest ever mark from the GOP.

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In June 2015, The Supreme Court legalised gay marriage nationwide in a landmark 5-4 ruling that said the Constitution bars states from denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples. While some may still have objections to same-sex unions over moral or religious grounds despite the Supreme Court ruling, 72% of respondents say it should be legal, leading to the conclusion that Americans are more accepting of same-sex relation.

This survey  was conducted May 3-7 via landline and cellphones, with 1,011 adults participants. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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