Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary

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Posted: Jun 26, 2017 9:08 AM
Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary

NEW YORK (AP) — In the two years since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, support for it has surged even among groups that recently were broadly opposed, according to a new national survey.

The Pew Research Center survey found that for the first time, a majority of blacks and baby boomers support allowing gays and lesbians to wed. It said Republicans are now split almost evenly, a marked shift from 2013, when 61 percent opposed gay marriage.

Pew's survey was conducted by telephone among 2,504 adults across the U.S. from June 8 to 18. The survey was released Monday, the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

In the aftermath of that ruling, there were some flare-ups of defiance. But gay marriage is now treated as a routine occurrence across the U.S.