Updated 19 June 2014
- Results of a poll, commissioned by HRC and performed by a Republican polling firm 6-10 June 2014, showed that the majority of Americans continue to support marriage equality, and that those who oppose it don't care that much about it. “62% of voters say America wouldn’t be all that different if gays and lesbians were allowed to marry, while 74% say their life wouldn’t change,” the polling memo from TargetPoint Consulting’s Alex Lundry states. “But then, even among those that say things would be different, a significant number of them say it would be a change for the better: 20% thought this different country would be a generally positive thing and 30% said their lives would be changed for the better.” • Survey Details
- On 30 May 2014 Gallup released the finding of their latest poll showing that most Americans believe same-sex couples are entitled to adopt • Survey Details
- On 29 May 2014, the latest AP-GfK poll shows that the share of Americans who favor legal gay marriage in their state outweighs that opposed - 46 percent to 39 percent. Only one in seven say they're neutral on the question, and strong supporters outnumber strong opponents, 35 percent to 28 percent. • Survey Details
- On 8 May 2014, Jack'd, a gay app used among young gay men, released the findings of a community survey conducted among its users in the United States. The poll results revealed that more than half of gay men (55 percent) foresee marriage equality in every state within 10 years. Only 11 percent felt that it would never be legal in every state. • Survey Details
- On 22 April 2014 the results from a poll conducted by Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research, and commisssioned by the anti-gay organizations the Family Research Council and American Values were released. The poll, released today, found 82 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independent voters saying marriage should be defined only as a union of one man and one woman. Of the total respondents, 74 percent said they definitely agreed with this limit on the definition of marriage, and 8 percent agreed somewhat. Asked if politicians “should support the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples,” 76 percent disagreed — 67 percent definitely and 9 percent somewhat. • Survey Details
On 27 March 2014, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research surveyed 1,000 likely 2016 voters, and reported that 55% favor it, 40% do not, with 5% unaccounted for. Separately, 62% believe same-gender civil marriage will be legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court, and 33% do not, with 5% unaccounted for. • Survey Details
On 5 March 2014, Washington Post and ABC News surveyed 1,002 American adults on same-gender civil marriage, and reported that 59% support it, 34% oppose it, and 7% have no opinion.
On 26 February 2014, the New York Times and CBS News surveyed 1,644 registered voters regarding whether same-gender civil marriage should be legal, and reported that 56% say yes, 39% say no, with 5% unaccounted for.
On 26 February 2014, Public Religion Research Institute surveyed a demographically representative group of 4,509 American adults regarding same-gender civil marriage, and reported that 53% support it, 41% oppose it, 5% don’t know or don’t answer, with 1% unaccounted for. Also, only 5.1% of the survey population identify themselves as LGBT, but the average American estimates that 20% of Americans are LGBT
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