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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:08 PM

US Jews among the most supportive of gay marriage

NEW YORK – American Jews show among the highest levels of support for gay marriage, from all American subgroups measured in recent polls, according to figures published this week by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

According to five polls of Americans in 2012 and 2013, with the most recent conducted in March 2013, 76 percent of US Jews support legalizing same-sex marriage, while 18% oppose and 8% did not express an opinion

The figure is remarkably high, particularly when compared to the number of Protestants (34%) and Catholics (53%) who support same-sex marriage.

Jewish support is higher than the support among Democrats (61%), self-described “liberals” (72%), and even among Americans without religious affiliation (75%).



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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:20 AM

1. This is news?

LOL! j/k

I have known this for some time. The trend started in 1994, I think. To be honest, I can't remember why it started, but I did research on religious support/lack thereof of gay unions back in the day. If I remember correctly, Catholics jumped in support in the late 90's. Among Muslims, the number is steadily rising.

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