71 percent of Americans support legal same-sex marriage, an all-time high.When Gallup began polling on the subject in 1996, only 27 percent of respondents supported legalizing same-sex marriage.

Those numbers climbed very slowly over the years, only reaching a majority in 2011, 15 years later. By 2015, 60 percent of those surveyed were in support, just months before the Obergefell v.

Hodges decision by the Supreme Court made such unions legal nationwide. Last year, the poll showed that the number had increased to 70 percent.While the number of people who support same-sex marriage has grown overall, there is one holdout group: “weekly churchgoers.” Those who say they attend a place of worship nearly weekly or monthly have not yet reached a majority in their support; 40 percent said they back the unions while 58 percent remain opposed.