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In Gays vs. Evangelicals Poll, Gays More Popular

Posted on: April 8, 2014

In a poll commissioned by an LGBT activist group, it was suggested that Americans view Evangelicals less favorably than gays and lesbians. The results of a Human Rights Commission poll, released this week, show that 28 percent of Americans see Evangelicals unfavorably, compared with the 18 percent who feel similarly about the LGBT community.

In the poll, just over 50 percent of people hold a positive view of gays, while 42 percent see Evangelicals favorably. Not surprisingly, the poll shows that the majority of those who attended church infrequently supported same-sex marriage at 64 percent whereas 63 percent of weekly church attenders opposed same-sex marriage.

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Half of those surveyed agreed that “allowing gay marriage helps children by giving the couples of same-sex marriage the same legal rights and sense of family as other families in their community.” Forty-one percent stated that they believe it “hurts children” and that “boys need fathers and girls need mothers.” 42 percent of the surveyors who opposed gay marriage said that they believed it was “inevitable” that the Supreme Court would one day recognize it, while 51 percent disagreed.

The poll was conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and surveyed 1,000 likely 2016 voters from March 9th through March 16th with a margin of error at 3.1 percent. Voters 30 and under were over sampled.

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