Tag Archives: surveys

SURVEY: White Christians Now A Minority In USA

Just in from the Public Religion Research Institute: The American religious landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation. White Christians, once the dominant religious group in the U.S., now account for fewer than half of all adults living in the country. Today, fewer than half of all states are majority white Christian. As recently as 2007, 39 states had majority white …

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SURVEY: Majority Of Public Backs Equality Act

A survey conducted by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute reveals that a majority of Americans in every state supports the Equality Act, which would ban anti-LGBT discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. From the Human Rights Campaign: Currently, 33 states lack clear, fully inclusive LGBT non-discrimination protections, leaving people at risk for being fired, denied a job or …

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Pew Survey: 38% Say Trump Would Be Terrible

Hillary didn’t do so great either. From Pew Research: A year before the next president takes office, voters are skeptical that any of the leading 2016 candidates would make a good president. Moreover, of nine candidates included in the survey, far more voters say each would make a “terrible” than “great” president. The latest national survey by the Pew Research …

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Pew Research: White Christians No Longer A Majority

Politico reports: White Christians now make up less than half of the U.S. population, largely receding from the majorities of most demographic groups, with one notable exception: the Republican Party. According to the latest results from Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape survey published Monday by National Journal’s Next America project, just 46 percent of American adults are white Christians, down …

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Religious “Nones” Now Dominate Democrats

Well, this is encouraging. From a just-issued study by Pew Research: Pew Research Center surveys consistently show that not all religious “nones” are nonbelievers. In fact, the majority of Americans without a religious affiliation say they believe in God. As a group, however, the “nones” are far less religiously observant than Americans who identify with a specific faith. And, as …

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YouGov Survey: One-Third Of Young Americans Say They Are Not Completely Heterosexual

Following up on last week’s British survey, YouGov has released a poll taken in the United States in which 31% of those 18-29 say they are not 100% heterosexual.  From the latest report: Younger Americans are noticeably less likely than their elders to put themselves in a firm category. While 80% of all Americans say that they are completely heterosexual …

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Where Gay Men Are The Happiest

Via the Washington Post: Planet Romeo, an Amsterdam-based dating and community site, collaborated with the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany to carry out an online survey of 115,000 gay men around the world. They combined rankings on public opinion, public behavior and life satisfaction – how gay men feel about society’s view on homosexuality, how gay men feel …

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US Census Keeps Marriage Questions

Responding in part to pressure from the Family Research Council, the US Census Bureau has decided to keep the marriage-related questions that appear on the survey it sends to nearly 300,000 households every month. The bureau had proposed eliminating questions from the American Community Survey that asked respondents whether they have been married, widowed or divorced within the past year. …

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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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97% Of Liberal Dems Approve Of Obama

From the latest CNN survey: For the first time since May of 2013, more Americans polled say they have a positive impression of how Obama is handling the presidency than a negative one: 48% approve of the way Obama is handling his job, while 47% disapprove. As among young people, other shifts in Obama’s favor have come largely from the …

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NOM To SCOTUS: Don’t Approve Gay Marriage Because The Surveys Are Wrong

NOM chairman John Eastman has authored an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in which he argues, among other reasons, that same-sex marriage must not be approved because surveys on the issue are designed to favor gays. From NOM’s blog: Schubert also addressed several national surveys purporting to show majority support for same-sex marriage, including the Gallup Survey (May 2014) …

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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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Hook-Up Apps Users Survey

There’s lots of hook-up app news in my in-box this morning. Less grim than robberies and lawsuits is this independent survey of 4000 users of various apps. One of the more interesting tidbits: 45% of Guys Who Actually Meet Don’t Hook Up. In other words, almost half the time two guys meet, one of them says, “Thanks but no thanks.” …

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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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Air Travel Survey

I don’t think moving to an unsold seat is necessarily rude. Source.

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British Survey: 16% Have Had Gay Sex

A dwindling number of Brits believe that homosexuality should be made illegal again. Attitudes to homosexuality are clearly becoming more liberal but there are still pockets of resistance. In total, 16% of Britons continue to believe that homosexuality should be outlawed. Men (19%) are more likely than women (13%) to advocate the banning of gay sex, and rejection of homosexuality …

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Survey: Gays More Accepted By Churches

Via the Associated Press: Overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in American religious congregations rose significantly between 2006 and 2012, but it declined in Catholic congregations, according to a new survey. Duke University’s National Congregations Study, derived from interviews with representatives of 1,331 American congregations, was released Thursday. The study found overall acceptance of gay and lesbian members increased from …

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Dating Website: Chicago Is Top Travel Destination For Closeted Gay Men

According to a dating website that specializes in romantic travel, Chicago is the most popular destination for closeted gay men. Via press release: Thousands of men are secretly flocking to destinations across the globe. With many counterparts left outside of the picture, many times the real purpose of trips remains undisclosed. MissTravel.com conducted a two-part survey regarding closeted travel. The …

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Activists Dispute Federal LGB Count

As you surely know, anti-gay hate groups and Christian organizations have been doing cartwheels over the recently released CDC survey which reports that just over 2% of Americans collectively self-identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. (The survey questions did not touch upon gender identity.) The Washington Post today notes that activists are calling out the CDC. “The truth is, numbers …

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Quote Of The Day: Mark Regnerus

“There is good news in Tuesday’s release from the CDC’s National Health Information Survey. No, it’s not the revelation that the gay and lesbian population may be slightly smaller — 1.6 percent — than many scholars have believed; population-based surveys tend to fluctuate. The results of the report make sense to me, and since others have already described them, I …

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