Support for gay marriage is the highest it’s ever been.
The poll – conducted by Gallup – was released on Wednesday, and revealed that 67% of U.S. adults are now in favour of gay marriage.
It’s an overwhelming increase since the first poll in 1996, when only 26% of Americans said same-sex couples deserve legal recognition.
Gallup reported that there’s been an increase of three-percentage points in the past three years, showing that support for same-sex weddings is still on the rise.
In 2012, only 53% of Americans supported gay marriage, and it rose to 60% in 2015 when the Supreme Court make it legal nationwide.
Gallup said the increase “may be due to greater numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults getting married in the U.S.”
The study also found that Democrats remain the most likely party to favour same-sex marriage at 83%, opposed to only 44% of Republicans.
“The latest figure for Republicans’ views on gay marriage is similar to the 47% recorded in 2017,” stated Gallup. “The GOP has seen growth in the percentage of Republicans who favor legally recognized gay marriage over the years, but has yet to reach majority support.”
1,024 adults took part in Gallup’s survey as part of the company’s annual Values and Morals poll from 1-10 May.
The overall increase in support comes just a day after a study found that two-thirds of Northern Ireland support gay marriage, where 63% of respondents said they were in favour.