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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 03:16 PM

Straight people are getting more uncomfortable with LGBTQ people each year

A new survey shows that young people’s support for LGBTQ people has dropped for the second consecutive year.

The Harris Poll and GLAAD just released the results of their yearly survey in their Accelerating Acceptance report.

The survey was conducted this past January and involved 1970 respondents, including 1754 non-LGBTQ respondents. They were asked about whether they would be comfortable with an LGBTQ person in various situations, like having an LGBTQ doctor, their kid having an LGBTQ teacher, or a family member coming out.


Among non-LGBTQ people, 49% were comfortable in all the situations, the same percentage as last year. Two years ago, though, 53% of non-LGBTQ people were comfortable in all situations, a drop that coincided with the start of the Trump administration.

But the drop was more pronounced among 18- to 34-year-olds. 63% were comfortable in all the situations two years ago, 53% last year, and 45% this year.

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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 03:42 PM

1. No matter what you do in America, about half the population hates you. I've never found it to be a

particularly happy place for most people regardless of sexual orientation. Mass killings, increasing suicide rates, loony presidency, corrupt senate/gov ... what a fun place.

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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 07:19 PM

2. Reverberations of the hate media effect

and overzealous, greedy religious cults.
So much is going, so, so backwards since November 9th, 2016.

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