A new survey has found that a majority of Nevadans support gay marriage.

According to a poll commissioned by the Retail Association of Nevada (RAN) and conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, 54 percent of respondents said they support marriage equality, while 43 percent remain opposed. Respondents who identified themselves as deeply conservative remain overwhelmingly opposed (76%).

“If you just go back 10 years, would same-sex marriage pass in Nevada? No way,” RAN spokesman Jim Denton told the Nevada Appeal. “What that poll says to me is this is not the same state it was even 10 years ago.”

The poll is believed to be the first to document majority support for marriage equality in the Silver State.

In contrast, a Public Policy Polling survey released in August found 47 percent of Nevada voters in favor of such unions, and 42 percent against.

Nevada voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union in 2002.

In 2009, lawmakers overrode former Republican Governor Jim Gibbons' veto to approve a gay-inclusive domestic partnership law which offers couples limited guaranteed benefits associated with marriage.