Americans' opinion on gay or lesbian relations from 2007 to 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey among American adults, conducted annually from 2007 to 2017, regarding their opinion on the legality of gay or lesbian relations between consenting adults. In May 2017, 72 percent of the respondents stated they think gay or lesbian relations between consenting adults should be legal.

Do you think gay or lesbian relations between consenting adults should or should not be legal?

Should be legalShould not be legalNo opinion
2017 May 3-772%23%5%
2016 May 4-868%28%4%
2015 May 6-1069%28%4%
2014 May 8-1166%30%4%
2013 May 2-764%31%5%
2012 May 3-663%31%6%
2011 May 5-864%32%4%
2010 May 3-658%36%6%
2009 May 7-1056%40%4%
2008 May 8-1155%40%5%
2007 May 10-1359%37%4%
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Source

Release date

May 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2017

Number of respondents

1,011*

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*As of 2017. The source does not provide exact numbers of respondents for previous years.

Wording prior to 2009: "Do you think homosexual relations between consenting adults should or should not be legal?"

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