Gallup: Support for same-sex marriage reaches record 70% in the U.S.

With Pride Month underway, Gallup reports that U.S. support for legal same-sex marriage hit a record 70%.

Why it matters: The number has continued to trend upward since Gallup began conducting the poll a quarter-century ago. This year’s figure marks a 10% increase since 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriages as constitutional. 

  • Same-sex marriages drew 27% support when Gallup first asked the question in 1996. It eventually reached majority support in 2011. 

By the numbers: A small majority of Republicans (55%) supported same-sex marriage for the first time in 2021. The GOP has “consistently been the party group least in favor of same-sex marriage,” Gallup writes, and has been a driving force behind wider sup

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