Religion December 8, Supreme Court on March This shift in attitudes has been accompanied by a rise in the share of Americans who do not identify with any organized religion. Homosexuality, gender and religion Changing views on acceptance of homosexuality Do women continue to face obstacles to advancement? Still, the partisan divide on the acceptance of homosexuality has widened. Supreme Court has ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. The share saying homosexuality should be accepted by society is up 7 percentage points in the past year and up 19 points from 11 years ago.
Views are more closely divided among those with some college experience and those with no more than a high school diploma.
Gay Marriage and Homosexuality
And today, support for same-sex marriage is at its highest point since Pew Research Center began polling on this issue. Most Americans now say that it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values; this is the first time a majority has expressed this view in a measure dating back to The growing acceptance of homosexuality has been broad-based, and majorities of most demographic groups now hold this view. Americans are divided over whether businesses that provide wedding services should be required to cater to same-sex couples even if their owners have religious objections to homosexuality. Trend lines show aggregated data from polls conducted in each year. Partisan divides over political values widen 2.
Our analysis also discusses four other states that are considering proposals related to same-sex marriage. The growing acceptance of homosexuality has been broad-based, and majorities of most demographic groups now hold this view. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Economic fairness, corporate profits and tax policy 7. Publications April 25, But like liberals and moderates, conservatives have also grown more supportive of same-sex marriage over time.