2 of 3 Americans are happy there is marriage equality in the country

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The results from a poll published by Gallup on Wednesday mark the highest level of support the firm has ever recorded in more than 20 years of asking Americans about their attitude to same-sex marriages, before and after they became legal. Now 67% of Americans support marriage equality. Gallup – a research-based consultant company, known for its opinion polls worldwide – first surveyed Americans on the same-sex union in 1996. Back then, just 27% of the USA citizens would express support to same-sex marriages. The firm’s recorded support of gay marriage has increased by three percent annually for the past three years. The poll also revealed a staunch divide between the views of Democrats and Republicans — people are twice more likely to be pro-equality if they are democrats. Meanwhile, just over seven in 10 (71 percent) of independents said they were in favor of legally recognized same-sex marriage. Gallup said that the increased support for gay marriage could be the result of greater numbers of LGBTQ+ adults getting married in the US. In 2017, Gallup revealed that around one in 10 LGBTQ+ adults were married to a same-sex partner.

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