Gay Marriage

Poll: Big Generational Difference on Gay Marriage Views

Surprisingly little difference on marijuana, though


There's a big generation gap in the United States between those over 65 and those under on legalizing gay marriage and marijuana, a poll indicates.

The ABC/Washington Post survey released Wednesday also looked at attitudes on creating a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants. The generational divide there was less stark.

The country is split on all three issues.

Just over half, 51 percent, of those polled support gay marriage and 47 percent oppose it. But 66 percent of adults under 30 are sympathetic to gay marriage, while only 31 percent of those 65 or older are. About half of those between 30 and 64 support gay marriage.