By the numbers: Gay marriage in America The GA Voice Editors October 15, 2010 National 48 Percent of Americans who say they oppose gay marriage; the first time in 15 years of polling that fewer than half are opposed. 54 Percent of Americans who said in 2009 they are opposed to gay marriage. 53 Percent of Democrats who say they support allowing gays to legally marry. 44 Percent of Independents who favor allowing gay marriage. 24 Percent of Republicans who say they support allowing gays to legally marry. Source: Pew Research Center study released Oct. 6, 2010 SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website 4 − one = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.