In the Americas, age is a decisive factor when it comes to support for same-sex marriage. Survey data also show that legislators’ actions on the issue are usually in line with their constituents’ wishes.
Analyzing data from the 2014 AmericasBarometer survey by Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project, PhD candidate Arturo Maldonado finds that “age is one of the factors to most consistently predict individuals’ support for same-sex marriage.
“This variable is . . . statistically significant in all 10 countries (Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay) investigated in detail for this
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