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A survey produced by the Harris Poll in partnership with Gay & **** Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) finds young Americans’ comfort with LGBTQ individuals has plunged from 63 percent in 2016 to 45 percent in 2018.
According to the Accelerating Acceptance report, Americans aged 18-34 who say they are comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people dropped from 63 percent in 2016 to 53 percent in 2017, and then to 45 percent in 2018.
Survey - Results - Gay - Transgender - Activists
The survey results are published as ****, gay, and transgender activists celebrate Pride month.
“At the same time, the Trump administration continues to attack the LGBTQ community through discriminatory policies and targeted rhetoric, and LGBTQ Americans are becoming more vulnerable to hate crimes and violence,” GLAAD said in response to the survey outcome.
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President Donald Trump tweeted his support of the LGBT community by condemning “dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation.”
“My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!” the president said.
Survey - Findings - Acceptance - LGBTQ - Individuals
Among the survey’s findings are that the acceptance of LGBTQ individuals among young women dropped from 65 percent in 2016 to 64 percent in 2017, and then plunged to 52 percent in 2018. Among males, 62 percent were accepting in 2016, plunging to 40 percent in 2017, and then further down to 35 percent in 2018.
The percentage of young Americans who said they were uncomfortable with an LGBTQ family member increased from 24 percent in 2016, to 29 percent in 2017, and then to 36 percent in 2018.
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Additionally, the discomfort of young Americans has increased with the thought of their child’s placement with an LGBTQ teacher, from 25 percent in 2016 to 29 percent in 2017, and then to 33 percent in 2018.
Also, 39 percent of younger Americans...
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