Evangelicals are getting more equality-supportive

Demonstrators hold placards as they protest outside Church House, the venue of the Church of England's General Synod, in London on February 15, 2017. Leading figures in the Church of England will on Wednesday debate same-sex marriage and homosexuality, following the publication of the the House of Bishops' report published in January. / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

A new study has found that Evangelical support for marriage inclusivity and acceptance of LGBT people gets up. The progress is slow and almost unnoticeable, but there is a progress, so we already have something to celebrated. The study carried out by the Pew Research centre found that two-thirds of Americans are now for marriage equality. The research found that the support for marriage equality across different religious groups varies, but all are slowly showing an increase. 67 percent of Catholics and 68 percent of mainstream Protestants back same-sex marriage equality. 59% of Evangelicals are still against same-sex marriages. Although, despite the majority still opposing same-sex marriages, the acceptance rate has grown 21 percent in the last decade from a 14 percent acceptance rate up to 35 percent now. The acceptance is much higher among youth. However, older religious people born between 1928 and 1964 have not shown a massive increase in acceptance has only risen 1 percent from 25 to 26.


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