Young Republicans Now Favor Same-Sex Marriage By 61 Percent, New Survey Shows

FT_14.03.10_GayMarriageRepublican1With the majority of registered American voters now in favor of same-sex marriage, it only seems logical that the new generation of registered Republicans are changing their tone on the issue.

According to a new survey published by Pew Research this week, 61 percent of Republicans under age 30 “favor same-sex marriage,” while just 27 percent of Republicans over age 50 do not support it. Only 35 percent of those under 30 surveyed blatantly oppose same-sex marriage.

Pew credits the “rapidly changing public opinion overall” for the uptick in Republican support, and provide further stats that prove the GOP is headed in a new direction:

Just 18% of Republicans under 30 say “more gay and lesbian couples raising children” is a bad thing for American society, while 26% say it is a good thing (56% either say it doesn’t make a difference or they don’t know). By comparison, majorities or pluralities of older Republicans say this trend is a bad thing for society.

Times are changing!

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  • Cam

    Too bad the party only cares about what the Tea Party and the Lobbyists say.

  • Mr. E. Jones

    Give them 10 years, and they’ll be just as bigoted as their parents. And they’ll go on website comments and tell everyone how they have lots of gay friends, and because they know gay people they feel we shouldn’t get married or be permitted to have kids.

  • theatasigma

    @Mr. E. Jones: I am not sure that will be the case. Their generation seems to be more upbeat and hates both Republican and Democrat politics. I got a feeling once the old guard leave Washington things are going to change. They don’t like the fact that rich old men and women are getting theirs while while the scraps are thrown to us like dogs. They also feel that to be complete, everyone needs to be equal, to them that is the only fair way.

  • tk92

    This is a very good thing. Gay marriage should be seen as promoting strong families, something republicans say they care about.

  • Pistolo

    They favor same-sex marriage but still support homophobic candidates. NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

  • Dakotahgeo

    Well, conservies and religious Fundies, there goeth the game! Thanks so much for showing up! Sorry your work was for naught… were you really expecting a different outcome??

  • SpunkyBunks

    Sorry, we’re not buying this propaganda. They still aren’t getting our votes. The red states are still red states.

  • gjg64

    What’s a “Young Republican”, not yet retired?

  • 1EqualityUSA

    More Antonin Scalias, Clarence Thomases, Sam Alitos, & “Citizens United” decisions that ensure monied power mongers such as David and Charles Koch can manipulate democracy with their wealth? mmmm. No thanks.

  • DuMaurier

    @SpunkyBunks: Well, the people polled aren’t candidates, they’re voters. The question is, if they feel this way, why are they Republicans? Probably because they don’t like Democrats on a wide variety of other issues, and (R) or (D) is the only game in town–which is the real problem with our system. Does anyone else think it’s weird that for a century and a half the same two parties have continuously alternated in power in this country? Is there any other nation in the world where this is true?

  • Cam

    But they don’t care about rights enough to not belong to a party that advocates for the legalization of bigotry, the legalization of firing people for being gay, and allowing people to excuse any behavior by claiming it is their religious belief.

  • SteveDenver

    @Cam: I agree 100%. When will they realize REPUBLICAN is the problem, not that party’s attempts every few years to re-brand its bigotry?

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