LGBT Survey Reveals Progress and Struggles

A new Pew Research Center study reveals both the strides many LGBT Americans feel they've made and they struggles they've face. The study, titled "A Survey of LGBT Americans states "an overwhelming percentage of respondents — 92% — “say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade and an equal number expect it to grow even more accepting in the decade ahead.” 

However, many of those surveyed said they've experienced bias and stigma, from being rejected by a close friend or family member because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, being the target of anti-gay slurs or jokes, or facing physical threats or attack, feeling unwelcome in a house of worship or being subjected to unfair treatment by an employer.

The study also revealed LGBT folks are on the whole "more liberal, more Democratic, less religious, less happy with their lives, and more satisfied with the general direction of the country." We're also, on average, younger than the general population, have lower family income and are more likely to perceive discrimination, both against us and other groups.

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