Retrieved March 21, In a poll, conducted on July 17,by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute55 percent opposed same-sex marriage, and 36 percent were in favor. The margin of error was 1. Retrieved September 21, Since then, support for same-sex marriage has steadily grown.
Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has changed radically since polling of the American people regarding the issue were first conducted in
Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
However, on the question of a constitutional amendment, more were opposed than for it. Views Read Edit View history. The increase in the share of adults who favor same-sex marriage is due in part to generational change. Main articles History Timeline State constitutional amendments banning List by type Public opinion Status of unions by state Law Legislation Municipal domestic partnership registries Rights and responsibilities of marriage Federal government. Earlier polls in February and May found opinion divided within the margin of error, but with a consistent trend of increasing support and decreasing opposition compared to prior years. Retrieved March 21,