Same-Sex Marriage State-by-State
To date, courts, legislatures and voters have legalized gay marriage in 32 states and the District of Columbia, while 18 states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. This interactive shows the change in each state’s policy over time.
Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
A series of graphics shows how public opinion toward same-sex marriage has changed in Pew Research Center polls since 2001. See how much opinion varies by generation, religious group, gender, race and political party.
Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning
Nearly three-quarters of Americans now think religion is losing influence in American life, and most who say this also see it as a bad thing. Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics.