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America's attitudes toward marriage equality

Americans are talking more openly than ever about marriage equality. A recent poll shows that the majority of Americans think same-sex marriage should be legalized. Our political leaders realize that despite a broad diversity in geography and cultural values, people’s attitudes toward same-sex marriage are evolving.

Examining how these patterns vary across the United States highlights how our neighborhoods and communities vary in their acceptance, their laws, and their sentiment. Understanding geographic patterns is an important step in achieving informed citizenship and catalyzing action.

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Sources: CNN and

ORC International (chart)

and Esri Tapestry (maps)