Most Young Republicans Support Gay Marriage

I have to say this surprises me. I’m glad to learn that they are supportive, but still surprised.

The majority of Republicans ages 18 to 29 think gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry, according to a Pew Research poll.

Sixty-one percent of Republicans and those who lean Republican in that age group favor legalizing gay marriage.

While a majority of Democrats regardless of age support gay marriage, Republican views divide strikingly along generational lines, with support dropping precipitously among older members of the party. The youngest cohort is nearly three times more likely to support gay marriage than those 65 and over.

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