Gay Marriage: 1 in 5 Americans Has Evolved on Marriage Equality


Earlier in the year, President Obama said his views on marriage equality had evolved to the point where he believed same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. And now, 1 in 5 Americans is admitting to changing their view on the issue —-- according to a new Politico/George Washington University Battleground poll.  

The survey, of 1,000 likely voters conducted between December 2 and 6, also fond that 40% of Americans think same-sex couples should be able to legally marrying, while 30% says they should be able to enter into civil unions and 24% believe gay couples shouldn't be allowed to have any type of legal union. 

Other results from the poll: 

— 48% approves of Obama’s handling of the gay marriage issue

— 63% of millennials backs marriage equality

— Just 17% of Republicans support gay marriage

— 42% of independents support marriage equality

— 43% of African Americans support gay marriage. 

Read more on Politico.