Hindu & Muslims in survey on Gay marriage
Buddhists and Jews are two the major religious groups most supportive of gay marriage, according to a recent survey.
Some 19% of Hindu’s and 21% Muslims favour gay marriage, 84% of Buddhists and 77% of Jews, as well as 77% of the religiously unaffiliated and 75% of Americans who selected ‘other religion’ also support gay marriage.
The findings from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) draws on 40,000 interviews among a random sample of Americans.
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‘In 2003, when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of religiously unaffiliated Americans supported same-sex marriage, but there were no major religious groups in which a majority favored allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry,’ Robert Jones, CEO of PRRI, wrote in a blog post.
At the time, the most supportive religious groups were white mainline Protestants and Catholics, with 36% and 35% support, respectively.
Now, 62 % white mainline Protestants support same-sex marriage. Among white mainline Protestant denominations, support ranges from 69% among Presbyterians to 53% among Baptists 50% among Church of Christ/Disciples.
While the Catholic church officially opposes gay marriage, 61% of white Hispanic 60% of Hispanic and other non-white Catholics support its legalization.
A majority of orthodox Christians (56%) also support gay marriage.
On the other side of the debate, 75% of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 68% of Mormons and 66% of white evangelical Protestants oppose gay marriage.
Some 58% of Hispanic Protestants and 54% of black Protestants also oppose it.
Among white evangelical Protestant denominations, 72% of evangelical Baptists are the most opposed, while white evangelical Lutherans are nearly evenly divided.
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