Those who object to homosexuality on moral grounds are decidedly in the minority, according to the latest CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday.
The poll found that 54 percent of Americans believe that “homosexual relationships between consenting adults” should not be considered a moral issue, while just 44 percent believe such relationships are “morally wrong.” For a point of reference, a CNN/ORC poll in 2010 found a near even split on the question: 48 percent at the time said homosexual relationships were morally wrong, while 50 percent said it was not a moral issue.
The shift in attitudes on the morality of homosexual relationships dovetails with the rise in support for gay nuptials. A majority of Americans — 55 percent — believe marriages between gay and lesbian couples should be legally recognized, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll. Those findings mirror the CNN/ORC poll from May of 2012.