Gallup: Support for Same-Sex Marriage Not Faltering

Fifty-three percent of respondents say same-sex marriage should be legal.

BY Neal Broverman

May 13 2013 6:26 PM ET

For the third consecutive time, a public opinion poll by Gallup found support for same-sex marriage over the 50% threshold.

The latest study, conducted in the first week of May, found that 53% of 1,535 respondents believe same-sex marriage should be legal nationwide, with 45% stating the opposite. Those numbers tied Gallup's poll in May 2011, while a poll in November 2012 found 50% supported marriage equality and 48% reported opposition. The question asked of respondents was, "Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?"

Read more about the poll here.

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