A record number of Americans are
satisfied with the acceptance of gay men, lesbians, a new Gallup poll
According to the survey, 60 percent of
Americans say that they are satisfied with the acceptance of gay men
and lesbians, up 28 percent from ten years ago.
Results from Gallup's annual Mood of
the Nation are based on telephone interviews of 1,012 adults
conducted January 6-10.
“Gallup asks Americans who say they
are dissatisfied with the acceptance of gays and lesbians if that
dissatisfaction stems from their desire to see more acceptance or
less acceptance,” pollsters
wrote in announcing their findings. “Similar percentages
currently choose each explanation. Both of these figures have
declined over the years as overall satisfaction has climbed, with a
much greater decline in the percentage who are dissatisfied and want
For the first time in the poll's
history, a majority of Republicans (54%) report being satisfied with
the acceptance of gay men and lesbians. Democrats are the most
satisfied at 67 percent, while 59 percent of independents report
being satisfied on the issue.