Support for Gay Marriage On the Rise in Every U.S. State

Pennsylvania is among those whose support is within five percentage points of majority support.

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.

Click here for the full report.

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