Public support for same-sex marriage has dropped in three national polls since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June, National Review reports.
The court handed down the ruling June 26 in Obergefell v. Hodges, saying that all states must recognized same-sex marriage. Ipsos/Reuters and Gallup each conducted polls in early July and found support for gay marriage had actually dropped since both organizations’ polls conducted before the ruling.
Additionally, a recent Associated Press/GfK poll also found a drop in support.
That counters the typical response following high court rulings, Michael J. New noted on National Review’s Corner blog.
“[F]or instance, good data from the General Social Survey (GSS) indicates that there were gains in support for legal abortion after the Roe v. Wade decision,” New wrote.
The AP-GfK poll also found that a majority of Americans think the rights of religious business owners should trump the rights of same-sex couples, meaning, for instance, that a Christian baker shouldn’t be required to cater a gay wedding if doing so would violate his or her conscience.
Despite the July Supreme Court ruling, a large percentage of Americans are still open to persuasion, New said in his piece.
“Advocates of traditional marriage would do well to continue the fight,” he wrote.