Majority of Older Americans Support Gay Relationships

By Michelle Garcia

Originally published on Advocate.com June 05 2013 3:08 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.