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DemocraticWing

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Mon Jan 6, 2014, 09:03 PM Jan 2014

Found Some Interesting Poll Data

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2014/images/01/06/cnn.orc.poll.marijuana.pdf

This poll mostly has to with marijuana use, but it does ask respondents about whether or not they feel a list of things (including alcohol consumption, marijuana consumption, abortion, homosexual behavior, and cheating on your spouse) is morally wrong.

The poll found that 50% of respondents still felt that "homosexual behavior" (perhaps not the best wording of the question) was morally wrong, although at least that's better than the 82% who thought it was wrong in 1987.

So yeah, the world has com a long way in the last two decades, but it's important to remember that we still have a long way to go. Most straight people still, deep down, think it's wrong to be gay. They may say they love us, and they may even struggle for our legal equality alongside us, but we have to keep changing their minds before we ever get full acceptance.

I'm not terribly surprised by these findings, although a little upset I guess. Just a bit of sobering news after what has been a string of good news for our civil rights struggle in the last few years.
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Found Some Interesting Poll Data (Original Post) DemocraticWing Jan 2014 OP
There was a survey done last year where 60% said homosexuality should be socially acceptable nomorenomore08 Jan 2014 #1

nomorenomore08

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1. There was a survey done last year where 60% said homosexuality should be socially acceptable
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 01:34 AM
Jan 2014

and 33% said no - granted, that still put the U.S. behind Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and even the Philippines on the same survey, to say nothing of Canada and all the Western European countries they asked.

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