Monday, November 12, 2012

Support for Gay Marriage by Region

Nationally, support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry grew from 33 to 48 percent of the public between 2003 and 2012, according to Pew Research Center. Support grew in every region during those years, but big differences remain. Here is the percentage in support of gay marriage by region in 2012...

New England: 62%
Middle Atlantic: 57%
Pacific Coast: 54%
Mountain West: 51%
Great Lakes: 49%
Midwest: 46%
South Atlantic: 42%
South Central: 35%

Note: For regional definitions, see source.
Source: Pew Research Center, Behind Gay Marriage Momentum, Regional Gaps Persist

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