In 2015, a study by the Pew Research Center found that Americans have “more openness to gay marriage than many of their Western counterparts”.
The Pew Research study found that in 2015, “almost half of Americans (48 percent) supported same-sex marriage, including an even higher percentage of Republicans (70 percent) and Tea Party (70%) supporters”.
As a result of this, the Pew study found, Americans have more tolerance of gay couples than many other Western countries.
According to Pew, “Americans have had more than a passing familiarity with same-gender couples over the last decade, and most Americans now recognize that gay and lesbian couples are entitled to the same rights as heterosexual couples, including marriage”.
For the sake of argument, let’s say that Americans approve of same-gendered marriage, and that they are also comfortable with same sex marriage.
How should we look at the same-same marriage survey results?
The study found the following results.
The majority of Americans are “somewhat supportive” of same sex unions, although this support is less widespread than in some Western countries: 51 percent support gay marriage, while 41 percent support civil unions, and only 21 percent support none of the above.
In 2016, 55 percent of Americans supported same sex couples having civil unions.
However, the majority of people who supported same gender marriages in 2015 did not support the right to marry another person of the same gender.
Only 17 percent of those who supported gay marriage supported same‐sex couples having the right of marriage.
The poll also found that “only about one-in-five Americans (21 percent) are in favor of marriage equality for same-age couples”.
While the poll found that only 17 percent support same-gay marriage, Pew said that “the number is considerably higher among older Americans (63 percent of whom are under age 50), and even higher among white Americans (70 years old and older)”.
According to Pew: “A majority of whites support same‐gender marriage in general, but only slightly more than half of African Americans (53 percent) do.
The highest percentage of white voters support same sex union is among young whites (61 percent), with younger whites (51 percent) faring the worst.
This is a pattern that is not unique to the United States.
A majority of black voters (56 percent) support same–gender marriage, as do half of Latino voters (48 and 48 percent respectively).
A similar trend is seen in other western nations: majorities of whites in Japan (59 percent), Canada (62 percent), Australia (64 percent), France (62 and 51 percent respectively), the United Kingdom (65 percent), and the United Arab Emirates (66 percent).”
According the poll, the most common reason Americans give for not supporting same‐gendered marriages is that “marriage is too personal”, with about half of all Americans citing the idea that “it is too difficult to make the right decision in a relationship that involves someone of the opposite sex”.
The poll also reported that “more than half (56%) of Americans believe that gay marriage will hurt their own personal relationships”.
In a survey by the Associated Press and the Kaiser Family Foundation in June 2017, Americans reported that marriage is “now a topic that has a large impact on how they view their relationship”.
The survey found that while “at least half” of Americans support the “right to marry someone of one’s same gender”, that only about a quarter of Americans think that it will be “very important” to have a relationship where both people “feel the same way about the person that they marry”.
This poll results also shows that most Americans are in favour of equal marriage rights for gay couples.
The survey also found: Nearly half of American adults support the rights of same‐ gender couples to marry.
Only 26 percent are opposed to same‐ sex couples marrying.
A majority (55%) of American voters believe that same‐ same- sex couples should be able to marry, while only 25 percent of voters support that idea.
On the other hand, a majority of voters (54%) support civil union, with just 14 percent opposed to that option.
It seems that a majority in the United Sates also believe that the right for gay and straight couples to get married is a matter of their personal beliefs and their own “personal values”.
A Pew poll published in March 2017 found that 49 percent of US voters support gay couples marrying, while just 27 percent are against same‐ gay couples having that right.
These results are very different from what some Western politicians are saying.
For example, US President Donald Trump said that same- gender marriage is an “act of love” and that marriage “should be between a man and a woman”.
However, in the US, most people believe that civil unions are a matter for the states, and not the federal government.
According a Pew poll in March 2018, only 22