A new national survey has found same-sex marriage has the most support in South Australia.

The Australia SCAN survey released its results yesterday which showed South Australia had the most support with 56 percent of South Australians saying gay marriage should be encouraged, Adelaide Now reported. Only 33 percent said same-sex marriage was unacceptable while 11 percent said they were unsure.

Social commentator and market researcher David Chalke told Adelaide Now that he had been surprised by how fast gay marriage was becoming accepted in Australia.

“I did not expect that to leap up,” he said.

“I’d been watching support slowly increasing at 1 or 2 (percentage) points a year.

“Now at 41 percent, it’s (almost) equal to the detractors.”

He also said Australians were recognising different types of families.

“Family isn’t just mum, dad and kids. Family is whatever you want it to be,” he said.

Approximately 2000 Australians were interviewed across the country for the annual survey.

A Nielsen poll in November 2011 showed 62 percent of Australians supported the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

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