US poll: 56% support marriage for same-sex couples
A new poll published recently has found that 56% of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples.
The telephone poll, commissioned by The New York Times and CBS News, compiled data from 1,644 US adults.
It found that while 39% of Americans opposed marriage equality, 56% were in favour of the idea.
Between Republican and Democrat voters, 70% of Democrats supported same-sex marriage compared to only 40% of Republicans.
Additionally, 53% said they would not vote for a political candidate who did not share their view on equal marriage.
In the US, there are now seventeen states that recognise equal marriage. It is however banned in 33 others.