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Public opinion polls on lesbian. gay,
bisexual, & transgender (LGBT) matters


Public opinion polls about equal
rights for the LGBT community
including access to civil unions,
and same-sex marriage (SSM):

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In this web site, LGBT refers to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender
persons and transsexuals. SSM refers to same-sex marriage

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Topics covered in this section:


starIntroduction to polling on marriage by same-sex couples. Recent polling results. Part 1   Part 2 << Please read these two essays first


starQuotations, definitions, and trends affecting lesbians, gays, and bisexuals (LGBs)  << Please read this essay also


star A graphic consolidating 2012/2013 polling results on SSM <<< A remarkable graphic; not to be missed

bullet LGBT matters: Problems measuring public opinion with polls
bullet What were the chances of a state's citizen initiative against same-sex marriage (SSM) passing back in in 2012-NOV? 


star How public opinion polls lie, either intentionally or by accident: Part 1 Part 2

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U.S. Polling results:

bullet star Polls about same-sex marriages (SSMs)  <<< A big section discussing support/opposition/inevitability/ of SSM & whether SSM is a civil right

bullet About same-sex civil unions
bullet Single surveys about various LGBT topics
bullet Why are some individuals and groups opposed to same-sex marriage while others favor allowing it?

2013-DEC: Support for same-sex marriage among American adults of different religions & faith groups. An essay donated by Rabbi Allen S. Maller


About lesbians, gays, and bisexuals serving openly in the military (DADT military policy)

bulletTwo questions sometimes asked of the public by polling agencies:
bullet Can a person's sexual orientation be changed?
bullet Are homosexual sexual relations moral or immoral?

bulletThree more questions:
bullet Should same-gender sexual behavior be legal or criminalized?
bullet What causes sexual orientation?
bullet Protection against job discrimination

bulletQuestions asked of older teens back in 2001:
bullet General poll on homosexuality
bullet Beliefs of "class of 2001" high school seniors. **
bullet Beliefs of university freshmen and women. **
bullet Does the Bible condemn homosexuality?

** These topics are of particular interest, because they give insight into what the next generation believes.

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Canadian Polling results:

bullet About homosexuality generally

About same-sex marriage (SSM) in Canada:

There were few major developments after 2006, because SSM was legalized in Canada in 2005-JUL, and has since become supported by over 70% of Canadians.

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Copyright 2001 to 2016 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2001-JUL-30
Latest update: 2016-JUL-21
Author: B.A. Robinson

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