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A man holds a U.S. and rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 26, 2015 after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

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Support for same-sex marriages in the US has hit an all-time high of 70%, according to a poll published Tuesday by Gallup.

The percentage – the highest since the trend began recording in 1996 – represents a 10% increase since 2015, the year the US Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize same-sex marriages.

The surge in approval is largely due to the majority of Republicans, who, according to Gallup, approve of same-sex marriage for the first time with 55 percent.

The company reports that 83% of Democrats, a political bloc that has consistently been the biggest supporter of same-sex marriage, have shown their support for it this year. Compared to previous reports, Democrats have reported equal approval for gay and lesbian marriage in recent years.

Gallup wrote, “This could suggest that support for gay marriage has capped for this group, at least for now.”

Approval among voters who identify as independent is now 73%, slightly higher than the range of 68% to 71% recorded between 2017 and 2020.

The company also itemized the responses calculated by age group through a random sample of telephone interviews with 1,000 adults. The analysis found that all age groups are the strongest support they have ever had.

Positions on same-sex marriage still differ between age groups: 84% of young adults, 72% of middle-aged adults, and 60% of older adults say they are in favor of same-sex marriage.

When Gallup first started asking this question in 1996, only 27% of Americans were in favor of legal recognition of gay and lesbian marriages. The data comes from Gallup’s annual Values ​​and Beliefs survey, conducted last month.

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