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.