Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Poll: Most Americans Religious, Homosexuals Aren't

A recent nationwide Gallup poll found that the vast majority of self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans rarely, if ever, go to church and most say that religion is not important to them or even a part of their lives.

For background, click headlines below to read previous article:

Poll: Gay Agenda Complete when Christians Muzzled

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Pro-gay 'Church' Sues to Overturn God's Decree

Detroit Black Pastors Denounce 'Gay Rights'

Pope Francis Says Gay Agenda is Work of the Devil

-- From "LGBT Americans Are Less Religious Than Non-LGBT Americans, But Not Across The Board: Report" by Antonia Blumberg, The Huffington Post 8/12/14

LGBT adults in the U.S. are considerably more likely to identify as non-religious than their non-LGBT counterparts, Gallup found in an August 2014 survey. Forty-seven percent of LGBT adults say they are non-religious, compared to 30 percent of non-LGBT adults, and the difference only increases between LGBT women and non-LGBT women -- 46 percent to 25 percent, respectively.

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From "Gallup: 62% of LGBT Americans ‘Seldom/Never’ Go to Church" by Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews.com 8/11/14

A new poll shows that 62% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)  Americans “seldom/never” attend a religious service; 51% say religion is not important in their daily lives; and 47% say they are “not religious” at all.

When asked about their religiosity, only 24% of LGBT Americans said they were “highly religious” compared with 41% of non-LGBT people, and 47% of the LGBT’s said they were “not religious,” compared to 30% of non-LGBT Americans.

When asked about religious service attendance, only 26% of LGBT’s said they attended “at least once a week/almost every week”; 11% said “about once a month”; and 62% said “seldom/never.”

For contrast, 42% of non-LGBT’s said they went to church “at least once a week/almost every week.” In addition, only 44% of non-LGBT’s said they “seldom/never” attend a religious service.

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From "LGBT Population in U.S. Significantly Less Religious" by Frank Newport, Gallup 8/11/14

These results are based on more than 104,000 Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted between Jan. 2 and July 31, 2014, including 3,242 adults who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

There are a number of possible explanations for the lower level of religiosity among the U.S. LGBT population. LGBT individuals may feel less welcome in many congregations whose church doctrine, church policy, or ministers or parishioners condemn same-sex relations, and for the same reasons may be less likely to adopt religion into their own daily lives and beliefs.

Other possible explanations have to do less with church doctrine and more with the demographics of the LGBT population. LGBT individuals may be more likely to live in areas and cities where religion and religious service attendance are less common, and may adopt the practices of those with whom they share geography.

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Also read President Obama's Homosexual Easter at the White House as well as American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians