Survey Finds 50% Of Republicans Still Anti-Gay

Posted March 18, 2022 by with 5 comments

Not exactly a surprise, but a nice reminder for anyone thinking that the Republican party and all the MAGA/QAnon ghouls were remotely sane and not still psychotic bigots. 50% of them are anti-gay, according to a new survey released this week, and overall, 30% of all Americans think gays should remain second class citizens. via Reason:

It’s easy to imagine that beyond some hyper-religious communities, Americans today don’t have a problem with same-sex marriage. But a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) is a sobering reminder that’s not so. Some 30 percent of people surveyed by PRRI still think that gay and lesbian couples shouldn’t be allowed to marry. Among Republicans only, this figure jumps to 50 percent. Yikes.

The figures come from the PRRI’s American Values Atlas, a series of annual surveys on public attitudes. The 2021 sample included a total of 22,612 adults.

“Majorities of Americans of almost every major racial and ethnic group support same-sex marriage,” notes the PRRI.

Support was lowest among black Americans (59 percent). Sixty-nine percent of white Americans support same-sex marriage.

Majorities of many major religious groups are also supportive. This includes Jewish Americans (83 percent), white Catholics (74 percent) and Catholics of color (80 percent), white mainline Protestants (76 percent), black Protestants (55 percent), Orthodox Christians (58 percent), Hindus (86 percent), Buddhists (81 percent), and Muslims (55 percent).

The only major religious groups without majority support were Latter-day Saints (46 percent), white evangelical Protestants (35 percent), and Jehovah’s Witnesses (22 percent).

The lunatics in the Jehovah’s Witnesses cult never fail to disappoint.

[Reason: 30 Percent of Americans Still Oppose Same-Sex Marriage]

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