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?
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.