Majority of Older Americans Support Gay Relationships

More than half of people over 55 say they find gay and lesbian relationships to be 'morally acceptable.'

BY Michelle Garcia

June 05 2013 4:08 PM ET

Though younger people are often thought to be more prone to support marriage equality than their 55+ counterparts, a majority in this older age group now say they morally accept "gay or lesbian relations." 
 
The Gallup poll show that 51% of people 55 and older find gay or lesbian relationships "acceptable," while 74% of those ages 18-34 and 54% of those 35-54 do. As reported by ThinkProgress, the percentage of older Americans who support same-sex relationships has doubled since 2001. Also in 2001, 52% of those 18-34 supported gay and lesbian relationships, while 42% of people 35-54 thought gay and lesbian relationships were morally acceptable. 

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