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Infographic: Marriage Equality Is A Mainstream Value

by David Badash on July 11, 2012

in Civil Rights,Discrimination,News,Politics,Polling

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The Center for American Progress published this easy-to-understand infographic: “Marriage Equality Is A Mainstream Value,” detailing and analyzing polling data and demographics from more than a dozen polls, all of which show the majority of Americans support same-sex marriage.

AFER, the folks who fought Prop 8 in court, adds:

Their findings: We’ve come a long way in a short amount of time:

In addition to overall majority support for marriage equality, these polls show that the intensity of that support has also substantially increased. In years past, support for marriage equality has suffered from the so-called “enthusiasm gap.” Opponents of equal marriage felt more strongly about the issue than its supporters. In 2004, for example, 52 percent strongly opposed marriage equality, with only 18 percent voicing strong support for marriage equality.

Support is growing especially in younger people, ages 18-34, who support marriage equality by a whopping 74%, though there has even been a 10 point shift of people over 64 since 2009. As CAP points out:

In fact every single age group has seen a positive change in favor of marriage equality over the past two years, including older Americans.

The Center for American Progress (CAP) also has an article finding “Polls show the majority of Americans support marriage equality,” and they’ve also published this handy issue brief:
Marriage Equality Now a Mainstream Value

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dvelco July 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Thanks for this article and your reporting.  What you do is appreciated.

I posted it to my LGBT Group on LinkedIn to spur members to read your article and to make comment. I also scooped it at Scoop.It on my LGBT Times news mashup.

Link to group >>

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