Bloomberg by the Numbers: 70

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Revelers celebrate during the Gay Pride parade in New York City.

That’s the percentage of people of the so-called millennial generation who back same-sex marriage, according to the Pew Research Center.

The millennial generation — those born since 1980 and between the ages of 18 and 32 — is more supportive of same-sex marriage than older groups, according to Pew surveys conducted March 13-17. In 2003, 51 percent of Americans age 18-to-32 backed gay marriage.

This increased support among younger Americans explains in part why support for same-sex marriage among all age groups rose to 49 percent from 33 percent a decade ago, Pew data show. Forty-four percent of people in the most recent Pew poll said they oppose same-sex marriage.

Gay marriage is legal in eight states and the District of Columbia.


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