Majority of young Americans view gays favorably, though only 38% believe they are born that way

Pew Research has some new polling data on Americans’ views on gays and lesbians in the United States.

I found it very interesting that while 64% of young people (ages 18-29) have a favorable view of gay men and 70% have a favorable view of lesbians, only 38% believe that people are born gay or lesbian.

If anything, I take that as a sign that young Americans are actually more accepting than if it had been the other way around. After all, it means that they’re okay with it even if it did stem from upbringing or choice.

Here are the relevant charts for those interested:



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