Survey Finds Support For LGBTQ Rights At New High

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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