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Gay Marriage Support Hits All-Time High Of 55 Percent Nationwide, Gallup Poll Finds

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Peg Welch, center left, and her wife Delma Welch gather with others at a gay marriage rally on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage was overturned Tuesday by a federal judge in a decision that makes same-sex marriage legal throughout the Northeast. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Following marriage equality victories in Oregon and Pennsylvania, a new survey has found that support for same-sex marriage across the U.S. has reached a record high.

New data released by Gallup Politics has found that 55 percent of Americans support recognizing same-sex unions as legally valid. Researchers note that the news comes on the heels of same-sex marriage proponents' 14th legal victory in a row, and is in line with two successive Gallup polls from 2012, which saw support climb from 53 to 54 percent.

The poll surveyed a total of 1,028 adults and was conducted May 8-11.

On the flip side, the poll also revealed a dramatic gap between age groups. At present, adults between the ages of 18 and 29 are nearly twice as likely to support marriage equality as adults aged of 65 and older, according to the poll. Political party lines are also a factor: 74 percent of Democrats surveyed said they supported marriage equality, compared to just 30 percent of Republicans and 58 percent of independents.

Read more about the poll here.

The results are in line with a Washington Post/ABC News poll from March, which found support for gay marriage at 59 percent nationwide.

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