Gay Marriage Statistics

Gay Marriage Statistics
Total percentage of Americans who Strongly favor/favor Gay Marriage 41%
Percent of Americans who Oppose/Strongly oppose Gay Marriage 47%
Percent of Americans who are unsure about Gay Marriage 10%
Percent support for gay marriage has increased annually for the past two decades 1%
Total number of gay couples 598,791
Percent of highest concentration of gay couples (Washington D.C.) 1.29 %
State with the lowest concentration of gay couples (North and South Dakota) 0.22 %
Percent of gay population in most cities 2.5 %
Total number of U.S. states where gay marriage is legal 6
Total number of U.S. states that recognize out of state gay marriages 2
Percent of Americans who believe gays should be allowed to marry 43 %
Percent of Americans who believe gays should not be allowed to marry 47 %
Percent of Americans who are unsure whether or not gays should be able to marry 10%

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is marriage between two people of the same sex. Legal recognition of same-sex marriage or the possibility to perform a same-sex marriage is sometimes referred to as marriage equality, equal marriage or gender-neutral marriage by supporters.

Statistic Verification
Source: Gay Marriage Research, Gay Law Report, Professor's House
Research Date: June 26th, 2015

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