WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Look for a three-article series this week on gallup.com focusing on Gallup's long-standing LGBT trends. These analyses are based on the latest annual Values and Beliefs survey, conducted May 1-10, as well as an aggregated sample of interviews conducted in 2017. The results reflect a society that has grown more socially liberal in its outlook, including on several LGBT-related issues.
Already this year, Gallup data have shown that a majority of Americans (56%) are satisfied with the acceptance of gays and lesbians in the U.S., while the percentage favoring broader acceptance has inched up. Acceptance of gays is bipartisan, with the percentage satisfied roughly the same across all political groups, including 57% of Republicans and 55% of both independents and Democrats expressing satisfaction.
Stay tuned this week for the following new findings:
Gallup's latest update on the percentage of Americans who identify as LGBT
Americans' views on legalizing same-sex marriage three years after the Supreme Court made it the law of the land
An update on a long-standing Gallup trend question measuring Americans' perceptions of whether being gay or lesbian is how a person is born or the result of upbringing and environment