Growing support for gay rights

Well, I need to post something other than just guns (and the occasional pretty picture), so here’s an interesting Gallup poll looking at support not for gay marriage, but for adoption, health benefits, etc.  Short version: support has gone up quite considerably in the past 3 years:

Support for gay, lesbian partner and spouse rights.gif

I’d like to see a longer time trend, but that’ s still pretty impressive moment for 3 1/2 years.  The subsequent chart breaks down by party and what’s most notable to me is the strong support for the first two propositions even among Republicans:

Attitudes Toward LGBT Issues, by Party ID, November 2012

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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