These changing attitudes have meant that LGBT adults feel more accepted by society now than in the past. They have also given rise to a nearly universal sense of optimism about what lies ahead for this community. And significant shares of LGBT adults report having been treated unfairly because of their sexual orientation or gender identity—through experiences ranging from poor service in restaurants and hotels to threats and physical attacks. In the eyes of LGBT adults, greater social acceptance has come as a result of more Americans knowing someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender as well as the efforts of high-profile public figures. This section will look in depth at how LGBT adults view various American institutions including the two political parties , how they perceive and experience discrimination, and how levels of social acceptance differ across groups of LGBT adults gay men, lesbians, bisexual men and bisexual women. LGBT respondents were asked, overall, how much social acceptance there is of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in this country today.
Societal attitudes toward homosexuality
The Global Divide on Homosexuality | Pew Research Center
This analysis focuses on whether people around the world think that homosexuality should be accepted by society or not. Homosexuality should be accepted by society OR Homosexuality should not be accepted by society. The question is a long-term trend, first asked in the U. Respondents did not get any further instructions on how to interpret the question and no significant problems were noted during the fielding of the survey. For this report, we used data from a survey conducted across 34 countries from May 13 to Oct. In the Asia-Pacific region, face-to-face surveys were conducted in India, Indonesia and the Philippines, while phone surveys were administered in Australia, Japan and South Korea. Here are the questions used for the report, along with responses, and the survey methodology.
The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists
Young people are growing less tolerant of LGBTQ individuals, a jarring turn for a generation traditionally considered embracing and open, a survey released Monday shows. And there is a more menacing side, Ellis said. A few weeks earlier, a Detroit man was charged in a triple homicide in which two gay men and one transgender woman were deliberately targeted, police say. Of 7, reported crimes, more than 1, were based on sexual orientation or gender identity bias. The transgender community has been especially hard hit.