According to the Pew Research Center, “a study released by the European Commission in 2006 found that a plurality of people in the European Union (49%) oppose gay marriage. Yet, as in the United States, the public remains divided, with 44% [of people in the European Union] favoring same-sex marriage.”
The article also stated “that while a majority of Americans (55%) oppose same-sex marriage, a sizable minority (37%) favor it, figures that have varied only slightly since 2001. A 2006 Pew survey also found that a majority of Americans (54%) favor allowing civil unions, up from 45% in 2003.”
Source: Pew Research Center, Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007, March 22, 2007
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