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Jun. 13, 2013

LGBT Voices: The Coming Out Experience

Browse hundreds of quotes from LGBT adults describing how the process of telling people about their sexual orientation or gender identity was for them personally.

Jun. 13, 2013

LGBT Americans

A new nationally-representative survey of 1,197 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults finds that the overwhelming share say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade, but about half say there is still a lot of discrimination.

Fact Tank Jun. 13, 2013

How Pew Research conducted its national LGBT community survey

Why did Pew Research decide to conduct an LGBT-specific survey? We know from our surveys of the general public that there’s been a sharp increase in support for same-sex marriage and in societal acceptance of homosexuality over the past decade. Of course, we’re on the cusp of an important historical and cultural moment with the […]

Pew Research Center Jun. 13, 2013

LGBT Voices: The Coming Out Experience

In the Pew Research Center’s survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, we asked respondents to describe how the process of telling people about their sexual orientation/gender identity has been for them personally.

Fact Tank Jun. 12, 2013

Americans less accepting of homosexuality than other westerners – religion may be one reason

In recent years, same-sex marriage has been legalized in some parts of the United States and in 15 countries worldwide, in part because of the public’s changing views about the subject and because of increasing acceptance of homosexuality. But these shifts aren’t universal. When the Pew Research Center surveyed the publics in 39 countries this […]

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Pew Research Center Jun. 12, 2013

Less Acceptance of Homosexuality in More Religious Countries

Explore the relationship between a country’s acceptance of homosexuality and its religiosity in this interactive.

Pew Research Center Jun. 11, 2013

Gay Marriage: Key Data Points from Pew Research

The rise in support for same-sex marriage over the past decade is among the largest changes in opinion on any policy issue over this time period.

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Religion Jun. 6, 2013

Slideshow: Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage

In 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a 57% to 35% margin. Today, there is more support for same-sex marriage than opposition to it. Combined data from two 2013 polls show 50% of Americans in favor and 43% opposed.

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Pew Research Center Jun. 6, 2013

In your words: Views of same-sex marriage, homosexuality

A sampler of what our survey respondents said about issues related to same-sex marriage and homosexuality from our 2013 surveys that reflects the breadth of the public’s views on these topics.

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Religion Jun. 6, 2013

State Policies on Same-Sex Marriage

Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003. To date, 12 states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage, while 30 states have amended their constitutions to ban gay marriage. This map shows the change in each state’s policy over time.