For first time, a majority sees gay relations as 'morally acceptable'

Gallup started asking in 2001

A slight majority of Americans view gay or lesbian relations as morally acceptable—a first since Gallup pollsters started asking about the issue in 2001.

In a recent survey of 16 different behaviors or social practices, Gallup found that 52 percent of Americans accept gay or lesbian relations, a steady increase since a form of the question was introduced nine years ago. The percentage of Americans who find it “morally wrong’’ dipped to its lowest point: 43 percent.

Sixty percent of Democrats and independents accept gay or lesbian relations, compared to 35 percent of Republicans.

 

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