LGBTQ* Polls, Graphs, and Charts
Moving On Up - Change in Population Perspective
Support Rise from 1996-2010 Census (poll from 2011)
LBGTQ* Surveys, Studies and Polls
Public Religion Research Institute *click to read full article*
Reports on Transgender Views by American Public
Approximately two-thirds of Americans both report being well informed about transgender people and issues, and generally understand what the term “transgender” means.
*In order to test the effects of knowledge levels about the term “transgender,” half of the sample was given a basic definition of the term before answering a battery of questions, while the other half of the sample was not given a definition. The supplied definition read as follows: “The term ‘transgender’ applies to people who live out their gender in a way that does not match the sex listed on their original birth certificate, or who physically change their sex.” There were no significant differences in the responses between the two groups. Responses in this memo are for the full sample.
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.
Poll from 2008 (from Seattle Times)