Americans' support for gay rights on both questions leveled off in this year's Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May Gallup's longer-term question measuring U. Across all three questions, women, adults aged 18 to 34, and Democrats are more supportive of gay rights than their counterparts. Nonreligious Americans are much more supportive than Christians. Among Christians, Catholics are more supportive than Protestants.
Nearly a year ago, the U. Supreme Court issued an unprecedented ruling that determined same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marry, a decision that legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country. Interactive: See a slideshow illustrating changing attitudes on same-sex marriage. And as was the case a year ago, there remains a substantial divide between partisans on the issue. Yet there are key differences within the two parties as well. Views on gay marriage also vary by age, education and religious affiliation.