A majority of young Republicans support gay marriage, a report released Thursday has found.
According to the report, 51 percent of Republicans under the age of 30 support marriage equality, while 46 percent remain opposed.The study
, commissioned by Freedom to Marry, analyzed recent polling and exit polls from the 2012 election to conclude that "the well-documented majority support for the freedom to marry is broadening and diversifying while opposition continues to diminish and is isolated to a few narrow demographic groups."
"This report shows what we are hearing from more and more young conservatives: Our generation values marriage for all committed couples – it makes our families and our nation stronger," Margaret Hoover, a CNN political commentator, said in a statement releasing the findings. "GOP leaders need to bring the party in line with the next generation – and the American people – to continue to lead us forward."
The report also found that 47 percent of Republicans who oppose the Tea Party support marriage equality. Conversely, a large majority (84%) of Republicans who support the Tea Party oppose such unions.
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