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.
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.