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Majority of US Republicans under 30 now support same-sex marriage

New Research by the non-partisan Pew Research Center has found a clear majority of US Republicans aged 18 to 29 now support the legalization of same-sex marriage
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61% of Republicans aged under 30 now support the legalization of same-sex marriage according to new research released by the Pew Research Center.

The Pew Research Center published the results yesterday which also showed 43% of Republicans aged 30 to 49 to be supporters and 30% of those aged 50 to 64.

Support was lowest among Republicans aged over 65 where only 22% were supporters.

Overall 39% of Republican voters supported same-sex marriage.

A majority of Democratic voters across all age categories supported same-sex marriage, with the highest among those aged 18 to 29 at 77% and lowest among those aged over 65 at 62%.

69% of Democrats supported same-sex marriage overall, while the study found 54% of Americans in general were supporters.

Only 33% of young Republican voters under 30 said that more same-sex couples raising children was a bad thing for society, while one-in-four said it was a good thing.

47% of Republicans aged 30 to 49 said more same-sex couples raising children was a bad thing but still not a majority.

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