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  •  I wish it were easier to figure out how attitutes (1+ / 0-)
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    within the same age cohort have changed over time.  For example, clearly those who were in their 20s in 1996 support marriage equality at a higher rate now than they did then, but by how much?

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    by bherner on Wed May 21, 2014 at 08:52:27 AM PDT

    •  Those who were in their twenties in 1996 (1+ / 0-)
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      would be in the  50-64 y/o category now. So it looks like SSM has picked up 7 point among that particular set of people.

      •  Check your math (1+ / 0-)
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        I was 29 in 1996 and am 47 now. Just sayin'

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        by CPT Doom on Wed May 21, 2014 at 10:23:24 AM PDT

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      •  No, it’s been 18 years since 1996. (1+ / 0-)
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        The 30-49 cohort in 1996 would now be 48-67, roughly matching the 2014 50-64 cohort, so in that group support has gone from 30% to roughly 48%. The 1996 18-29 cohort is now 36-47 and doesn’t match up extremely well with any 2014 cohort, but it’s solidly within the 30-49 cohort, so we can estimate that approval in that group rose from 41% to something close to 54% — perhaps a bit less, since 36-47 misses the young end of the 30-49 cohort, where support is probably strongest.

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