A greater percentage of people have a
higher opinion of gay people than they do of Evangelical Christians,
a new poll from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Americans for
Marriage Equality found.
According to the poll, conducted by
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and TargetPoint Consulting, 53
percent of Americans view gay people favorably, while only 42 percent
say the same about Evangelical Christians. Only 18 percent of
respondents said they view gay people unfavorably, while 28 percent
said the same about evangelicals.
Pollsters also found majority support
(55%) for marriage equality, with 38 percent saying they were
strongly in favor, while 40 percent remain opposed.
When asked to consider nationwide
marriage equality, majorities said that its legalization would lead
to less prejudice against gay people (78%), make it easier to grow up
gay (76%), kids with gay parents having more legal and social
protections (80%) and kids with gay parents less likely to be bullied
Seventy-five percent of young people
under 30 said they support allowing gay couples to marry.
the full survey results.)