While some polls have suggested that support for same sex marriage has fallen in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, a new piece at Pew Research Center has bad news for the Christofascists: 55% of Americans support marriage equality versus 32% of Republicans who support marriage equality. Most troubling for the GOP are the findings that 61% of independents support same sex marriage. Worse yet from a long term view, 70% of so-called Millennials support same sex marriage. The findings are but further proof that the GOP is increasingly out of touch with the rest of America and living in a bubble like echo chamber dominated by Fox News, a/k/a Faux News, and loud mouth blowhards like Rush Limbaugh. Here are highlights from Pew:
In Pew Research polling in 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a 57% to 35% margin. Since then, support for same-sex marriage has steadily grown. Based on polling in 2015, a majority of Americans (55%) support same-sex marriage, compared with 39% who oppose it.Despite these findings, the GOP remains the political whore of Christofascists. When one does the numbers, it is hard to see the GOP remaining a viable political party in the long term, not because of marriage equality but because of a host of issues. Increasingly, racism and demagoguery only plays well with a shrinking part of the electorate.
Younger generations express higher levels of support for same-sex marriage. However, older generations also have become more supportive of same-sex marriage in recent years.
Among people who are religiously unaffiliated, a solid majority have supported same-sex marriage since 2001.
And among Catholics and white mainline Protestants, roughly six-in-ten now express support for same-sex marriage. Support for same-sex marriage among black Protestants and white evangelical Protestants remains lower than among other religious groups.
Majorities of both Democrats (66%) and independents (61%) now favor same-sex marriage. A smaller share of Republicans fave same-sex marriage (32%), though they also have become more supportive over the past decade.
Today, 58% of whites support same-sex marriage, as do 39% of blacks.