The Marriage Equality Generation

Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 1 2012 @ 8:31pm


A new survey [pdf] found that an overwhelming majority of incoming college freshmen support marriage equality. Anna Klein Prisco breaks down the cross-tabs:

An unprecedented 71.3 percent of incoming college students indicated that same-sex couples should have the right to legal marital status, compared with 64.9 percent in 2009, a remarkable 6.4 percentage-point increase over a two-year period. While support for same-sex marriage is highest among female students and those who identify as liberal, a significant amount of conservative students (42.8 percent) and an increasing number of male students (64.1 percent in 2011 vs. 56.7 percent in 2009) expressed support for this issue.

(Chart from Laurel Ramseyer)