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No Surprise: TV Increased Support for Same-sex Marriage

 

A new study reported by LifeSiteNews reveals what shouldn't be very shocking news to anyone who has monitored our entertainment culture over the past couple decades.

According to the study by Ipsos MediaCT:

18 percent of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 said that television has directly contributed to their increasing support for same-sex “marriage.”

That’s nearly double the number (10 percent) who reported television had increased their opposition to marriage redefinition.

“Based on this data, I think we can conclude that TV has, at least in part, moved the needle of public opinion to see same-sex marriage in a positive way,” Ben Spergel, Senior Vice President and Head of TV Insights at Ipsos MediaCT said in a statement.

Hollywood money and Hollywood values have undoubtedly had more than a fair share of influence in this debate as it's unfolded. But this is important (and encouraging!) for us to remember when we're told that there's a groundswell of popular support for redefining marriage. Just because something's "pop culture" doesn't mean it's really popular.