June 6, 2013

Public Voices on Same-Sex Marriage, Homosexuality

Support for gay marriage has grown over the past decade, in part, because of shifting views on the issue. Fully 14% of all Americans – and 28% of gay marriage supporters – say they have changed their minds on the issue in favor of gay marriage in response to an open-ended question in March 2013.

What made you change your mind about same-sex marriage?

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In a separate survey conducted in May 2013, Pew Research found that 31% of the public believes homosexuality should be discouraged by society. Below are some responses from people who hold this view.

Earlier you said that homosexuality should be discouraged by society. What are the main reasons you think this?

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