Survey: support for gay marriage, which grew dramatically in past years, may be leveling off

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A new survey from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for gay marriage could be leveling off.

The study's authors caution it's too soon to draw any definitive conclusion. But the new poll released Monday found a 5 percentage point drop since February in Americans who want legal recognition for same-sex relationships.

Last month, 49 percent of Americans said last month they support same-sex marriage, compared to 54 percent in February. The margin of error for the new poll is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

The latest Gallup survey on gay marriage found acceptance of gay marriage was at 55 percent in May, but support was increasing by smaller margins than it had in previous years.


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