According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans are becoming increasingly likely to deem homosexuality “morally acceptable.” Lisa at Sociological Images has a full breakdown of the findings, but here are some of the most surprising (and encouraging) gains since Gallup last conducted this poll in 2006:
- In the last four years, the number of Catholics polled who called gay and lesbian relations “morally acceptable” increased by 16%.
- In the same time period, the number of self-identified political moderates who called gay and lesbian relations “morally acceptable” increased by 14%.
- When the data were analyzed by gender and age group, the most rapidly growing rate of acceptance is among men between the ages of 18 and 49. In 2006, 42% of people in this group deemed gay and lesbian relations “morally acceptable.” Now, it is 62%, a whopping 20% increase in only four years.
Keep it up, Catholics, political moderates and men between the ages of 18 and 49!