Opposition to gay marriage is significantly lower in 2012 compared to the previous two presidential campaigns, reports the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
For the first time, the level of strong support for gay marriage is equal to its opposition. Twenty-two percent of Americans say they strongly favor permitting legal marriage for gays and lesbians; an identical percentage said they strongly oppose it.
In 2004, opposition was more than three times higher than support, 36 percent to 11 percent.
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