Support for Gay Marriage On the Rise in Every U.S. State
The Williams Institute just released exciting findings from a study that says support for marriage equality has risen in every state in the U.S. and that Pennsylvania is among a group of states whose support is only a fraction from reaching majority status.
Here are some of the main findings in “Public Support for Marriage for Same-sex Couples by State”:
- By the end of 2012, 12 states and the District of Columbia had support for same-sex marriage at or above 50 percent.
- Of these 12 states, all currently perform marriages, civil unions or domestic partnerships for same-sex couples. Thirteen additional states (including Pennsylvania) presently are within 5 percentage points of majority support
- In the last eight years, every state has increased in its support for marriage for same-sex couples with an average increase of 13.6 percent.
- If present public opinion trends continue, another eight states will be above 50-percent support by the end of 2014.