graphApril 23, 2015
Washington Post/ABC News Poll
A record-high 6 in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage and a similar share say individual states should not be allowed to define marriage as only between a man and a woman. Read the article.

February 14, 2015
NBC News/Marist Poll
2016 primary poll from shows about half of likely GOP caucus and primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina say they find opposition to marriage equality either “mostly” or “totally unacceptable in a potential presidential candidate.

March 4, 2014
Washington Post/ABC News poll
Overall, do you support or oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?
59% Support
34% Oppose
Read the article here.

July 29, 2013
Gallup Politics poll
Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?
54% Should be valid
43% Should not be valid
Suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Would you vote for or against a federal law that would make same-sex marriages legal in all 50 states?
52% Vote for
43% Vote against

July 22, 2013
Quinnipiac University Iowa poll
Do you support or oppose the Iowa Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex couples to get married in Iowa?
47% Support
44% Oppose
Would you support or oppose amending the Iowa State Constitution to ban same-sex marriage?
36% Support
55% Oppose
Read article from the Gazette.

July 10, 2013
Public Policy Polling Poll
Do you think same-sex marriage should be allowed in Iowa, or not?
47% should be allowed
44% should not be allowed
9% not sure
Read article from Des Moines Register.

June 11, 2013
Washington Post/ABC News Poll
Do you support or oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?
57% support

40% oppose
63% support having the federal government give same-sex couples who are legally married the same benefits given to other married couples. Read article from Washington Post.

May 13, 2013
Gallup Poll
Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?
53% Should be valid
45% Should not be valid
63% perceive that most Americans come down on the side of not legalizing marriage. Read article from Gallup.

March 18, 2013
Washington Post/ABC National Poll
Should marriage between gay and lesbian couples be legal?
58% Legal
36% Illegal
52% of Republicans under 50 Support
In 2003, 37 percent favored gay nuptials, and 55 percent opposed them. Read article.

February 6, 2013
Public Policy Polling Iowa Poll
Iowa voters: Support for same-sex marriage
46% Support
43% Oppose
In October of 2011 PPP found that only 41 percent of voters thought it should be legal to 48 percent who wanted it illegal. That 10 point net increase in support reflects the national movement over the last few years. 

September 13, 2012
Justice Not Politics Iowa Poll
Iowa voters: Do you support the marriage ruling in Varnum v. Brien?
48% Support
43% Oppose
That’s an increase from 37 percent in 2009. Read article from the Gazette.

June 6, 2012
CNN/ORC International Survey National Poll
Should marriages between gay and lesbian couples be recognized as valid by law?
54% Support recognition
42% Oppose recognition
Read article.

May 22, 2012
The Washington Post/ABC National Poll
Should marriage for gay and lesbian couples be legal?
53% Legal
39% Illegal

May 17, 2012
Public Policy Polling Iowa Poll
Should marriage for gay and lesbian couples be legal?
44% Legal
45% Illegal
That represents a six point shift on the margin from when PPP polled Iowa in October.

May 8, 2012
Gallup National Poll
Should same-sex marriage be recognized by law as valid with the same rights as traditional marriages?
50% Support recognition
48% Oppose recognition
Support is down slightly from 53 percent last year, but marking only the second time in Gallup’s history of tracking this question that at least half of Americans have supported legal same-sex marriage. Read article.

February 26, 2012
Des Moines Register Iowa Poll
Here is an issue that may be debated in the Iowa Legislature this year. Please tell me if you favor or oppose the initiative: Pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
56% Oppose
38% Support
Would you say you favor or oppose the recent Iowa Supreme Court decision that allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry in Iowa, or do you not really care much one way or the other? Do you (favor/oppose) strongly, or just (favor/oppose)?
22% Favor Strongly
8% Just favor
33% Don’t care much
7% Just oppose
29% Oppose strongly
1% Not sure
Read article. Click here for graphic.

September 14, 2011
Associated Press/National Constitution Center Nationwide Poll
Do you believe the government should give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same-sex?
53% Support legal recognition
44% oppose legal recognition
Read article.

May 20, 2011
Gallup National Poll
Should same-sex marriage be recognized by the law as valid with the same rights as traditional marriage?
53% Support
45% Oppose
For the first time in Gallup’s tracking of the issue, a majority of Americans believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages. Read article.

April 19, 2011
CNN/Opinion Research National Poll
Should marriages between gay or lesbian couples be legally valid?
51% Support
47% Oppose
This is the first time that a CNN poll has found majority support for same-sex marriage. Read article.

January 14, 2011
Public Policy Polling Iowa Poll
Do you think same-sex marriage should be legal?
41% Legal

52% Illegal
Do you think the judges who ruled to legalize gay marriage should be impeached?
55% Oppose impeachment
38% Support impeachment
There’s a significant portion of voters in the state who do oppose same sex marriage but at the same time won’t go so far as to say the judges should be removed from office.

September 20, 2009
Des Moines Register Iowa Poll
Would you vote for a ban on same-sex marriage?
41% YES
40% NO
19% Unsure
92% percent of Iowans believe that “gay marriage has brought no real change to their lives.” Read article.