According to the new states from the CDC, Americans have grown increasingly supportive of gay and lesbian adults adopting children.
In a survey completed in 2013, nearly 75% of women said they agreed that gay or lesbian adults should have the right to adopt children — up from 55% in 2002.
Men aren’t as accepting. Only 68% say they’re in support, up from 47% 10 years prior.
Even though men lag behind, the results show a major shift over a decade, with acceptance growing from a slight majority of the population to closer to three-quarters of the population.
Approval of same-sex relationships also grew, hitting 60% among women and 49% among men.
Given recent major political shifts, like the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide in June 2015, it’s possible that these figures have grown even further since.
Many states, like Mississippi, still have laws that prohibit or limit same-sex couples from adopting, so shifting views on adoption are every bit as important as advocates continue to press for equality.
Subscribe to KitschMix's newsletter for more stories you don't want to miss.