Gallup poll finds U.S. support is “stable” after Supreme Court ruling

Chart indicates that Democrats and adults under 30 show the greatest amount of support for gay marriage.

Chart indicates that Democrats and adults under 30 show the greatest amount of support for gay marriage.

Chart indicates that Democrats and adults under 30 show the greatest amount of support for gay marriage.

Chart indicates that Democrats and adults under 30 show the greatest amount of support for gay marriage.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the weeks following the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a legal right nationwide, a new poll by Gallup indicates that nearly six in ten Americans (58%) think “gay marriage should be valid.”

Roughly two weeks after the Supreme Court’s decision, the data suggests Americans feel much the same way about gay marriage as they did in May. (60% were in approval in May, and the 2% difference is not statistically significant.)

Republicans (30%) remain the least likely to support gay marriage, while Democrats (64%) are most in favor, followed by independents (62%).
Americans younger than 30 are the most supportive of all, with 76% feeling that gay marriage should be valid.

Gallup is quick to point out that “though the Supreme Court’s decision has not immediately influenced Americans’ overall opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage, this is not to suggest it will not affect opinion in the long run.”

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