In 1993, Americans had a mixed response to easing restrictions on gays serving in the military, and both sides felt strongly about their view.
Public opinion changed in significant ways over the course of Barack Obama's presidency on issues such as the economy, trust in government and race relations.
The two major decisions recently handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court have very direct relationships to public opinion. One of the decisions fits well with majority public opinion. The other, in a broad sense, does not.