71 Percent of People Support Adoption By Same-Sex Couples, Study Finds

An Oxygen Media study found 73 percent of women and 62 percent of men believe same-sex couples should be able to adopt children.

BY Camille Beredjick

July 17 2012 5:59 PM ET

Seventy-one percent of people surveyed in a recent study approve of adoption by same-sex couples, according to a study released Tuesday by Oxygen Media.

The study was conducted by Lightspeed Research and asked 1,002 people ages 18 to 49 about different scenarios and reasons for adoption. The survey coincides with next week's premiere of I'm Having Their Baby, a new Oxygen docu-series about adoption told largely from the perspective of pregnant women who choose to place their babies up for adoption.

The survey drew responses from 802 women and 200 men, and according to a press release, 73% of women and 62% of men expressed support for gay and lesbian couples adopting. In comparison, 84% of people surveyed were open to adoption by single parents.

"Times are changing, and so is the sensibility of many Americans," reads the press release. "When it comes to atypical adoption scenarios, an overwhelming number of the men and women surveyed expressed support."

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