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.
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.