New Poll: Gays More Popular Than Evangelical Christians
The results of a new poll commissioned by the Human Rights Campaign and Americans for Marriage Equality found Thursday that more American voters positively viewed LGBT citizens than evangelical Christians.
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and TargetPoint Consulting conducted the study, called "Victory In Sight," and aimed to find American voters’ views on LGBT equality and rights. The poll’s first question found that 53 percent of people surveyed felt favorably towards gays and lesbians compared to 42 percent who felt favorably towards evangelicals. Just 18 percent said they felt unfavorably towards gays and lesbians with 28 percent saying they felt unfavorable towards evangelicals.
The poll also found that those who attend monthly or yearly worship services favor gay marriage by 64 percent and 68 percent respectively. But those who attend weekly religious series were against same-sex marriage by 63 percent.
When the poll rephrased the question by asking to separate person faith from the issue, "While some people object to gay marriage, it is not for me to judge," 68 percent of people who attend religious services on a monthly basis and 72 percent of yearly worshipers responded affirmatively. Only 42 percent of people who attend religious services weekly agreed with the question.
Earlier this month a poll by the Washington Post and ABC News found that gay marriage support was at an all time high among Americans as a record-breaking 59 percent of citizens backing same-sex marriage.