The General Social Survey, which is conducted every other year by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, routinely asks this question of a nationwide sampling of the population: Same-sex couples should be allowed to get married. Do you agree or disagree?
In 1988, the answer was NO for a whopping 72.6% of respondents and YES for 12.4%.
In 2010, the answer was YES for 46.4% and NO for 40.3%.
22 years and a 34% gain. Now that’s progress.