Survey Finds Growing Acceptance of Gay Families

Counted Out: Same-sex Relations and Americans' Definitions of Family

Indiana University/Russell Sage Foundation

This book reports on and analyzes results from the authors’ “Constructing the Family Surveys (2003, 2006, 2010),” which asked more than 1,500 people to explain their views on a broad range of issues, including the freedom to marry and adoption. The researchers found that 52 percent of respondents supported the freedom to marry, up from 41 percent in 2003. The 2010 surveys also found that 68 percent of Americans now agree that gay and lesbian couples living with a child constitute a “family.” [Link]