July 2018 – Over the last decade Americans have come to accept and support homosexual marriage by a 2-1 margin.
Responses collected in 2017 by the Public Religion Research Institute found that 61% of Americans surveyed say same-sex couples should be able to legally marry, while only 30% do not support gay marriage. In 2007, only 36% of Americans surveyed by Pew Research favored gay marriage, compared to 55% who opposed it.
A majority of most racial, ethnic, and religious groups favor gay marriage in the PRRI survey. The three groups that remain strongly opposed to gay marriage are white evangelicals (58%), Mormons (53%), and Republicans (42%). However, these numbers are lower than in earlier years. For example, in 2013, 71% of white evangelicals opposed gay marriage, and in 2014, 68% of Mormons opposed it.
Even adding Hispanic and black Protestants to the list of conservative religious groups, opposition to same-sex marriage is declining.
prri.org, 5/1/18; christianheadlines.com, 5/3/18; people-press.org, 9/6/07