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U.S. adults' views same-sex marriage by generation 2001-2019

Millennials are much more likely than older adults in the United States to support same-sex marriage, with 74 percent of Millennial respondents in a 2019 poll expressing a favorable opinion. This compares to 45 percent of respondents born in 1945 or earlier, and 51 percent of Baby Boomers.

Share of adults in the United States who favor same-sex marriage from 2001 to 2019, by generation

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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period

2001 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide information on the sample size, demographics, method and date for each survey.
Each generation is defined by the source as follows:
Silent Generation - 1928 to 1945
Baby Boomers - 1946 to 1964
Generation X - 1965 to 1980
Millennials - 1981 to 1996

* 2001 data for Millennials not provided by the source. Data unavailable for 2002 and 2018.

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