Mormon Acceptance Of Gay People Has Shot Up 50%, Pew Survey Uncovers

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A new Pew study finds that Mormons are much more supportive of homosexuality than they were just a few years ago.

A poll conducted in 2007 found only 24% of members of the Church of Latter Day Saints believed “homosexuality should be accepted by society.” The new study, conducted last year, found that 36% agreed with the statement. That’s an increase of 50% in just seven years.


While other denominations are more accepting of the LGBT community, the change in opinion is the highest and fastest among Mormons.

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In general, Catholics still lead the way with a total of 70% saying that homosexuality should be accepted, followed by mainline Protestants at 66% and Orthodox Christians at 62%.

Another fascinating finding: Fully half of Millennials who identify as evangelicals say homosexuality should be accepted by society.

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