A Gallup poll released last week shows
support for marriage equality has remained stable after the Supreme
Court's ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all 50 states.
Gallup interviewed 1,009 adults over
telephone between July 8 and 12, roughly two weeks after the Supreme
Court released its landmark ruling.
“The court's ruling on the practice,
which was legal in the majority of states, so far has not affected
the way Americans feel about the issue,” pollsters said in
releasing their findings.
According to the survey, 58 percent of
respondents said that “marriages between same-sex couples should be
recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional
Support reached a high of 60 percent in
May of this year, but pollsters said that the two-percentage-point
difference was “not statistically meaningful.”
A majority (74%) of Democrats support
marriage equality, while a majority (67%) of Republicans remain
Findings run counter to a recent AP
poll which found support after the ruling at 42 percent, with 40
percent opposed. That poll, however, was conducted online.
say religious liberties trump gay rights.)