Are you close to someone who's gay? If not, you're now officially in the minority, according to a new CNN poll. Some 40% of respondents said they don't have any close friends or family members who are gay, and that's actually a pretty big decrease from 2010, notes CNN. Two years ago, 51% cited zero; in the 1990s, the vast majority did.
"Attitudes toward sexual orientation have also changed over the same time period," CNN's polling director observes. In 1998, most people believed being gay was a choice, while today only a third believe that. A majority—54%—now also support same-sex marriage, with only 42% opposed. But the partisan and generational divides on the issue are predictably stark: Seven in 10 Democrats support same-sex marriage, seven in 10 Republicans oppose it. Two-thirds of those under 50 support, and 55% of those over 50 oppose.