Tag Archives: Gallup

GALLUP: Ted Cruz Tops GOP Favorability Poll

Jeb! is in the red. The Hill reports: For the first time since he launched his presidential bid, Jeb Bush’s net favorability among Republicans is negative, according to a new Gallup survey released on Friday. Once considered the GOP’s front-runner, the former Florida governor’s plus-27 favorability rating in mid-July has now declined to a minus-1 less than a month before …

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GALLUP: 64 Million Religious “Nones” In America

According to a just-issued Gallup poll, about 20 million Americans have left organized religion since 2008, bringing the estimated number of religious “nones” to about 64 million. Via Gallup: A review of over 174,000 interviews conducted in 2015 shows that three-quarters of American adults identify with a Christian religion, little changed from 2014, but down from 80% eight years ago. …

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GALLUP: Post-Obergefell Nearly One Million Americans Are Now In A Same-Sex Marriage

Gallup estimates that nearly 100,000 same-sex weddings have taken place since the Obergefell ruling, pushing the total number of Americans in a same-sex marriage to nearly one million. They report: The practical legal impact of the Obergefell decision was to invalidate laws in 13 states that did not recognize same-sex marriages. Since then, the percentage of same-sex married couples increased …

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Support For Tea Party Falls To Record Low

According to a just-released Gallup poll, support for the Tea Party is at a five-year record low. Only 17% of those surveyed say they have a favorable impression of the Tea Party, a nearly 50% drop from November 2010. More from Salon: Of course, it has been the Tea Party sympathizers in the House Freedom Caucus and Tea Party Caucus …

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GALLUP: Americans Continue To Greatly Overestimate Percentage Of Gays In USA

Via Gallup: The American public estimates on average that 23% of Americans are gay or lesbian, little changed from Americans’ 25% estimate in 2011, and only slightly higher than separate 2002 estimates of the gay and lesbian population. These estimates are many times higher than the 3.8% of the adult population who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender …

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GALLUP POLL: Support For Same-Sex Marriage Hits Record High Of 60%

Via Gallup: Sixty percent of Americans now support same-sex marriage, as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on its constitutionality next month. This is up from 55% last year and is the highest Gallup has found on the question since it was first asked in 1996. Public support for the legality of same-sex marriage first reached a majority in 2011, …

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Gallup: 780,000 Married Gay Americans

Via Gallup: Approximately 0.3% of adults in the U.S. are married to a same-sex spouse, and another 0.5% identify as being in a same-sex domestic partnership. In examining the total population of 243 million U.S. adults, these survey estimates suggest nearly 2 million adults are part of a same-sex couple, of whom 780,000 are married. These data are based on …

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Gallup Survey On LGBT Populations

Gallup reports: The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as LGBT of any of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas. Variation in the percentage who identify as LGBT across the largest metro areas is relatively narrow, with San Francisco’s percentage just 2.6 percentage points higher …

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Gallup: Church Attendance By State

Via Gallup: Ten of the 12 states with the highest self-reported religious service attendance are in the South, along with Utah and Oklahoma. The strong religious culture in the South reflects a variety of factors, including history, cultural norms and the fact that these states have high Protestant and black populations — both of which are above average in their …

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What Americans Worry About The Most

Via Gallup: Americans may be more worried about hacking because a relatively high percentage of them say they have had their information hacked. A quarter of Americans, 27%, say they or another household member had information from a credit card used at a store stolen by computer hackers during the last year — making this the most frequently experienced crime …

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Gallup: Gays Are Less Religious

A just released Gallup poll reveals the unshocking fact that LGBT Americans tend to be less religious than the rest of the nation. Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender are significantly less likely than non-LGBT Americans to be highly religious, and significantly more likely to be classified as not religious. The same percentage of each group is …

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GALLUP: 75% Say Bible Is Word Of God

The latest from Gallup: Twenty-eight percent of Americans believe the Bible is the actual word of God and that it should be taken literally. This is somewhat below the 38% to 40% seen in the late 1970s, and near the all-time low of 27% reached in 2001 and 2009. But about half of Americans continue to say the Bible is …

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GALLUP: 42% Are Creationists

Gallup reports: More than four in 10 Americans continue to believe that God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, a view that has changed little over the past three decades. Half of Americans believe humans evolved, with the majority of these saying God guided the evolutionary process. However, the percentage who say God was not involved is …

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GALLUP: 63% Back Gay Adoption

Gallup reports: A clear majority of Americans (63%) say same-sex couples should have the legal right to adopt a child, the most to say so since Gallup began tracking opinions on the matter more than 20 years ago. This is higher than Americans’ support for same-sex marriage (55%). A majority of Americans across all major demographics now say same-sex couples …

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GALLUP: Americans Split On “Born Gay”

Via Gallup: In a year when the movement for same-sex marriages continues to make strides across the U.S., Americans remain divided on how people come to be gay or lesbian. More than a third of Americans (37%) believe people become gay as a result of factors such as their upbringing and environment, while 42% say people are born gay. This …

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GALLUP: 55% Back Gay Marriage

Gallup reports: Americans’ support for the law recognizing same-sex marriages as legally valid has increased yet again, now at 55%. Marriage equality advocates have had a string of legal successes over the past year, most recently this week in Pennsylvania and Oregon where federal judges struck down bans on gay marriage. Two successive Gallup polls in 2012 saw support climb …

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Majority Support For Legalized Pot

Gallup reports: For marijuana advocates, the last 12 months have been a period of unprecedented success as Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana. And now for the first time, a clear majority of Americans (58%) say the drug should be legalized. This is in sharp contrast to the time Gallup first asked the …

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New Gallup Poll On Russia

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National Gallup Poll: 52% Back Marriage

Gallup reports that if a national referendum on same-sex marriage were held in November, a slim majority of Americans would back it. Across the nation’s major demographic, political, and religious groups, support for the proposed law ranges from as high as 77% among self-described liberal Americans, and 76% among those with no religious affiliation, to as low as 23% among …

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Gallup Poll On Sexual Orientation

Gallup today released more details on the poll first published earlier this week: Currently, 47% of Americans view being gay or lesbian as a sexual orientation individuals are born with, while 33% instead believe it is due to external factors such as upbringing or environment. That 14-percentage-point gap in favor of “nature” over “nurture” is the largest Gallup has measured …

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