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US Population Split on Same-Sex Marriage After Court Ruling - Poll

© AFP 2021 / Josh EdelsonBenj Curtis jumps for joy during the annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco, California on June 28, 2015, two days after the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide
Benj Curtis jumps for joy during the annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco, California on June 28, 2015, two days after the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide - Sputnik International
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42 percent of US citizens favor allowing same-sex couples to be legally married, while 40 percent oppose it, according to the poll.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Citizens of the United States are divided in their opinion on same-sex marriage, the results of a poll published Saturday show.

The survey, conducted by Associated Press and GfK market research firm, came after the Supreme Court ruled on June 26 that same-sex marriage must be legalized at a federal level.

According to the poll, 42 percent favor allowing same-sex couples to be legally married, while 40 percent oppose it.

The number of those approving same-sex marriage decreased by 6 percent from April, while the number of those against it rose by 4 percent over three months.

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The percentage of those strongly supporting and strongly opposing same-sex marriage in the United States was equal and stood at 29 percent.

A total of 39 percent approved the supreme court’s ruling, while 41 percent said they were against it.

Before the Supreme Court decision in June, 37 out of 50 US states and the District of Columbia allowed same-sex marriage.

The poll was conducted between July 9 and 13. A total of 1,004 adults have been interviewed during the poll.

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