A record number of Americans are satisfied with the acceptance of gay men, lesbians, a new Gallup poll has found.

According to the survey, 60 percent of Americans say that they are satisfied with the acceptance of gay men and lesbians, up 28 percent from ten years ago.

Results from Gallup's annual Mood of the Nation are based on telephone interviews of 1,012 adults conducted January 6-10.

“Gallup asks Americans who say they are dissatisfied with the acceptance of gays and lesbians if that dissatisfaction stems from their desire to see more acceptance or less acceptance,” pollsters wrote in announcing their findings. “Similar percentages currently choose each explanation. Both of these figures have declined over the years as overall satisfaction has climbed, with a much greater decline in the percentage who are dissatisfied and want less acceptance.”

For the first time in the poll's history, a majority of Republicans (54%) report being satisfied with the acceptance of gay men and lesbians. Democrats are the most satisfied at 67 percent, while 59 percent of independents report being satisfied on the issue.