Most People in America Approve of Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

Most People in America Approve of Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

Many people believe that same-sex couples should be able to adopt. Meetville (dating app to find the right person) released a survey to measure public views on this topic.

The poll, held from 7/1/14 to 8/14/14, was based on the question: “Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt children?”, and had the following results: Yes – 64% and No – 36%.

The total number of participants was 30,223. From the USA – 56%, from Canada – 4%, from Britain – 11%, Australia – 6% and other countries – 23%.

David Badash, the founder and publisher of The New Civil Rights Movement – website focused on progressive politics and civil rights, highlights: “People no longer consider equality in relationship, family, and adoption rights some abstract principle.” While the opponents of LGBT adoption regularly argue that this is not a matter of gay/lesbian rights, but of the best interests of the children. Both sides are supported by reasonable arguments, and still the public stays undecided.

It is interesting that men responding negatively seriously outnumber women; males who voted “No” – 79%, females – 21%.

Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, thinks the figures indicate that women tend to be more understanding and are more eager to accept it, maybe because of their sensitive attitude towards the problem of adoption as a whole. Men, in their turn, are  more likely to appose the idea of same-sex adoption.


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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