A majority of Americans say President Barack Obama should sign an executive order which would ban federal contractors from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The poll, commissioned by gay rights advocate Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, found an overwhelming majority (73%) of likely voters support such an order.

When HRC asked 800 likely voters, “As you may know, under current federal law and in many states, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are NOT protected from discrimination in the workplace. Would you support or oppose a policy that required companies that do business with the federal government to not discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people in employment?” 73 percent said they supported the policy, while 9 percent said they were opposed. Nine percent refused to answer the question.

Majority support remained consistent across divergent demographic groups, including Democrats (86%), Independents (70%), Republicans (61%), Catholics (77%), Protestants (68%), Born Again Christians (64%), Whites (72%), African-Americans (80%) and Hispanics (72%).

The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.46 percentage points.