National Poll Shows Support for Gay and Lesbian Marriage
Washington Post-ABC News Poll Finds 53% of Americans Support the Freedom to Marry for Lesbian and Gay Couples; Findings Also Supported by Two National Polls from August 2010
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll released today reveals yet again that a majority of Americans (53%) now favor marriage for gay and lesbian couples. The poll is consistent with the results of several other recent surveys. Over the past 18 months, a series of nationwide polls have recorded a steady shift in public opinion.
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll taken in August 2010, 52% of Americans think that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry and have their marriage recognized by law. A poll by the Associated Press and National Constitution Center also conducted in August 2010 found the exact same results.