Changing Attitudes on Same-Sex Marriage | Pew Research Center - religion and public opinion about same sex marriage

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Religion and Public Opinion about Same-Sex Marriage 341 surveys assessed Americans’ attitudes about the morality of homosexuality and their attitudes about restricting the civil rights and civil liberties of gay people (see, e.g., DeBoer, 1978; Levitt and Klassen, 1974).

The goal of this article is to analyze the relationship between religion, measured in terms of religious affiliation and religiosity, and public opinion about same-sex marriage, civil unions, and a.

In 2003, when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of religiously unaffiliated Americans supported same-sex marriage, but there were no major religious groups in which a majority favored allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.