A record-breaking majority of Americans now believe same-sex relationships are morally acceptable, according to a new study just released by Gallup. The issue is also the most-changed, seeing a 19-point improvement over just twelve years.
Now, 59 percent of Americans say same-sex relationships are morally acceptable, up from 40 percent in 2001.
Americans also more supportive of having a child outside of marriage, pre-marital sex, divorce, and stem cell research.
“Gay and lesbian relations in particular continue to be at the forefront of the news in the U.S.,” Gallup notes:
An increasing number of states have legalized same-sex marriage, and the Supreme Court has several pending decisions on same-sex marriage cases. This resulting increase in awareness of and attention being paid to the gay and lesbian community may be affecting Americans’ views.
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