How Catholics around the world see same-sex marriage, homosexuality
Pope Francis made news recently by voicing his support for same-sex civil unions. The statement struck observers as a shift for the Vatican.
Religiously unaffiliated people more likely than those with a religion to lean left, accept homosexuality
In most of the 18 countries analyzed, religiously unaffiliated adults were more likely to say homosexuality should be accepted by society.
The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists
Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, public opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality in society remains sharply divided by country, region and economic development.
Where Europe stands on gay marriage and civil unions
More than 18 years after the Netherlands became the world’s first country to allow same-sex marriage, Austria became the latest European nation to legalize the practice.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans are more critical of churches than straight adults are
About seven-in-ten LGB adults said churches and other religious organizations focus too much on rules, compared with half of straight adults.
Rift over gay rights comes as United Methodists in U.S. have become more accepting of homosexuality
The church is one of the few major mainline Protestant denominations in the country that currently does not sanction same-sex marriage.
In EU, there’s an East-West divide over religious minorities, gay marriage, national identity
In the EU, Central and Eastern Europeans differ from Western Europeans in their views on certain issues, including religious minorities and gay marriage.
Supreme Court same-sex wedding cake case reflects split among American public
Americans are divided over whether businesses that provide wedding services should be required to cater to same-sex couples even if their owners have religious objections to homosexuality.
Views of transgender issues divide along religious lines
Most Christians in America say that whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by their sex at birth. Yet, many religious "nones" have different views.
Key findings about Americans’ views on religious liberty and nondiscrimination
Our new survey focusing on contraception, same-sex marriage and transgender rights finds the public closely divided over some – though not all – of these issues.
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