Majority of People Support Gay Marriage

Majority of People Support Gay Marriage

There has been a rising support for same sex marriages among Americans. This came to light in a new poll, conducted by Meetville.com (dating app to find the right person) between 2/3/14 and 9/1/14.

The poll posed the question “Same sex marriage allowed or banned?”, and yielded the following results: 58% favor same sex marriages and 42% – oppose.

Support for same-sex marriage has changed for the better more rapidly than almost any social issue in the past decade. “Much of opposition stems from homophobia and people give irrational justifications mostly having to do with parenting and ‘undermining marriage as an institution’ to justify their position,” says Jack Glaser, associate professor of public policy at University of California.

Those polled numbered 170,334. From the USA – 73%, from Canada – 3%, from Britain – 7%, from Australia – 4% and from other countries – 13%.

Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, mentions that the support for same-sex marriage generally increases with higher levels of education, and that younger people are more likely to support legalization than older generations. However, in various developed countries it has already increased across every age group, political ideology, religion, gender and race.

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Meetville, a leading mobile dating service, regularly conducts research among its users. Millions of people from the U.S., Canada, Britain and Australia answer hundreds of questions every month. You can find the results of the poll here. If you are interested in research on a particular topic, please contact us. Any reprint of the material should be followed by clickable links to the survey.

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