Religion News Service reports:
Americans’ support for LGBTQ rights is higher than ever, according to a new report by Public Religion Research Institute, though two groups have “consistently lagged” in their support for key policies: Republicans and white evangelical Protestants. Those findings, released Thursday (March 17), are part of PRRI’s 2021 American Values Atlas project, a seven-year survey measuring Americans’ support for LGBTQ rights policies.
Since PRRI began polling on the issue, the number of Americans who support same-sex marriage has increased among all political and religious groups from 54% to 68%, according to the report. White evangelical support dropped from 43% to 35%. Most Americans (79%) also support discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. That number has increased from 71% in 2015.
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“It remains critical to show that Americans are very broadly supportive of LGBTQ rights, especially in an environment where some of that is still subject to question,” –@nataliemj10 PRRI’s director of research.@emmillerwrites, @RNS https://t.co/yAEQKQteWF
— PRRI (@PRRIpoll) March 17, 2022