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Solid majorities of Californians (59%) and likely voters (63%) approve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to let stand a lower court ruling on Proposition 8 that allows gay marriage in California.  Public opinion has undergone a reversal since 2000. In January 2000, t he first time PPIC asked about legalizing same-sex marriage , 39% of Californians were in favor and 55% were opposed. In October 2008, just before the passage of Proposition 8 (which banned same- sex marriage), 4 4% were in favor of allowing gays and lesbians to marry. Support for same -sex marriage moved above 50% in 2010, and the margin of support has continued to grow. Support has risen 5 points since May 2013, just before the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling.  Since October 2008, s upport has risen by double digits among Democrats, independents, and Republicans . Although support for allowing same- sex marriage is still far higher among Democrats (76% , up 20 points since October 2008) and independents ( 67%, up 14 points), it has nearly doubled among Republicans (from 23% to 44 %, with 53% opposed).  A majority of older Californians now favor allowing gay marriage; support is also up among other groups. For the first time, a majority of Californians age 55 and older favor allowing same-sex marriage (55% favor, 39% oppose)—a near reversal of opinion since October 2008 (34% favor, 58% opposed). S upport for same -sex marriage has grown a considerable 1 5 points among younger Californians, age 18– 34 (from 53% to 68%), and 1 3 points among those age 35– 54 (from 45% to 58%). Majorities of women (66%, up 19 points) and men (5 5%, up 1 3 points) now support same -sex marriage. A majority of parents expresse d oppos ition in 2008 (42% favor, 54% opposed), but now the reverse is true (53 % favor, 42% oppose). T here have been double- digit increases in support among Latinos (from 36% to 54 %) and whites (from 50% to 65 %).  Support is still highest in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, but it has risen in all regions . More than six in 10 residents in the San Francisco Bay Area (73%, up 15 points since 2008) and Los Angeles (64%, up 20 points) favor allowing same- sex marriage. In “other Southern California ” (Orange, San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties) , support has increased 14 points to 55% (42% oppose). Central Valley residents are divided on this issue (49% favor, 44% oppose), although support has grown 11 points since 2008.  Record shares of mainline Protestants and Catholics express support . A strong majority of mainline Protestants (70%, up 26 points since 2008) now favor allowing same- sex marriage and s upport has grown 17 points among Catholics (from 42% to 59%). Most evangelical Protestan ts (67%) remain opposed to same- sex marriage, although support has increased somewhat since 2008 (from 15% to 23%).  Similar trends in public opinion are evident nationwide. Same-sex marriage is now legal in the District of Columbia and 19 states ; in 10 of these states it became legal after the June 2013 Supreme Court decision . In 12 additional states, court decisions in favor of same -sex marriage are being appeal ed. Growing acceptance among the public is reflected in numerous national polls: surveys by ABC News/Washington Post, Bloomberg, CBS News/New York Times, Gallup, NBC News/ Wall Street Journal, and the Pew Research Center, among others, find majorities of adults in favor of allowing same- sex marriage. July 2014 CALIFORNIANS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD SAME-SEX MARRIAGE July 2014 www.ppic.org A record share of Californians support same -sex ma rriage Source: PPIC Statewide Surveys, January 2000 –September 2013. Note: Dots indicate date s on which the question was asked in PPIC Statewide Survey s. Since the 2008 election, support has increased universally % who favor allowing same- sex marriage October 2008 September 2013 Change All adults 44% 61% + 17 Party registration Democrats 56 76 + 20 Republicans 23 44 + 21 Independents 53 67 + 14 Age 18–34 53 68 + 15 35–54 45 58 + 13 55 and older 34 55 + 21 Gender Men 42 55 + 13 Women 47 66 + 19 Education High school or less 33 48 + 15 Some college 45 67 + 22 College graduate 53 72 + 19 Parents of children 18 or younger Yes 42 53 + 11 No 47 65 + 18 Race/ethnicity Latinos 36 54 + 18 Whites 50 65 + 15 Religious affiliation Evangelical Protestants 15 23 + 8 Mainline Protestants 44 70 + 26 Catholics 42 59 + 17 No religion 77 82 + 5 Source: PPIC Statewide Surveys , October 2008 and September 2013. Margin of error for all adults is ±2% in October 2008 and ±3.7% in September 2013; the margin s of error for subgroups are larger. 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