LGBTQ* Graphs, Charts and Data
Religion and Support Of LGBTQ* Issues
(focusing in text on gay/lesbian issues within the polls)
By now we have all seen Gov. Rick Perry’s “Strong” video which implies that as a Christian, gays and lesbians are not equal in representation and consideration within the United States. But how do Christians feel? More so, how do most religions feel about same-sex marriage and gays and lesbians in the military?
The above graph is supplied by THE PEW FORUM which over the last few years has continued to poll and graph religious views and voting practices on many issues including same-sex/gay marriage, education, government, bioethics and politics.
The above graph indicates a growing support for those who identify with a religious affiliation and their support for LGBTQ* rights and equality. Those numbers also grew among religious groups before the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell when polled about their support of lesbians and gays in the military.
The graph below highlights the levels of education completed in relation to religious identification. It is interesting to note that the higher one’s education/the deeper one’s pursuit of knowledge reflects a higher acceptance and support for LGBTQ* issues.