Americans evenly split on legalizing marriage equality

According to a recent Pew Poll, 45% of Americans believe marriage equality should be legal. And only 46% of US citizens say same-sex marriage should not be legal. With a 3% margin of error in the poll, that places the results into a statistical tie! The latest findings underscore a clear trend of Americans evolving into a more receptive attitude toward the idea of marriage equality. In 2009, Pew found that 54% of Americans opposed gay marriage, while only 37% were in favor of allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry. The most recent Pew poll was conducted February 22 through March 1 among 1,504 adults nationwide.