Fox News Poll Shows 49 Percent Support Gay Marriage

Increase from 32 Percent in 2003


American voters remain divided on same-sex marriage, according to a Fox News national poll released Thursday.  

The new poll shows that 49 percent of voters favor legalizing gay marriage, while 46 percent oppose it.  That represents a significant shift since the question was first asked on a Fox poll in 2003.  At that time, 32 percent said gays should be allowed to marry legally, and 58 percent were opposed.