New poll shows rising support for gay marriage

Fri. March 4, 2011 8:02 PM by News Staff

Washington, D.C. - A new poll shows that support for gay marriage continues to increase.

Late last month, the Pew Center for the People and the Press essentially asked 1,504 adults whether they think same-sex marriage should be legalized.

Forty-five percent said yes, and 46 percent said no, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.

A decade ago, 2 out of three people opposed gay marriage. Support has been steadily increasing ever since, and will probably tip over to a majority in next year's Pew poll. expert Charles Franklin noted that other polls have shown majority support for gay marriage.