Millennials are more likely than other
generations to see themselves as supporters of gay rights.
According to a Pew
Research report titled Millennials in Adulthood: Detached from
Institutions, Networked with Friends released Friday, fifty-one
percent of respondents aged 18-33 said the phrase “a supporter of
gay rights” describes them very well. By contrast 37 percent of
Gen Xers (ages 34-49), 33 percent Boomers (50-68) and 32 percent of
Silents (69-86) said this describes them well.
Millennials are also less likely than
other generations to describe themselves as patriotic (49%) or
religious (36%) persons.
When asked about gay marriage, 54
percent of Millennials said they either strongly favor (24%) or favor
(30%) allowing gay couples to marry. Only 19 percent are strongly
opposed to such unions.
Similarly, Millennials are much more
accepting of gay couples raising children, with 35 percent of
Millennials answering this is a “good thing for American society.”
By contrast 24 percent of Gen Xers, 21 percent Boomers and 11
percent of Silents view this as a positive trend.