Softening in attitude toward same-sex marriage more revolution than evolution

     (AP Photo, file)

    (AP Photo, file)

    The U.S. Supreme court heard oral arguments Tuesday on a series of cases dealing with same sex marriage. The court’s ultimate decision will decide the legal fate of same sex marriage in this country. Gallup has data on the number of Americans who are actually in same sex marriages.

    There are several characteristics of the four in 10 who still don’t approve of same-sex marriage, based on politics and religion and age of the respondent.

    President Barack Obama recently finished his 25th quarter in office, something only four other presidents have done since Harry Truman. How do Obama’s 25th-quarter approval ratings stack up against those other two-term presidents?

    And, turning to finances, the stock market generally remains at the top of a long-term run-up. This has not, however, caused Americans to agree that stocks are the best long-term investment. Real estate still wins out.

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