More US Muslims now support same-sex marriage than white evangelicals

Louis Staples
Friday 04 May 2018 14:45
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A survey has revealed that the majority of Muslims in the US now support marriage equality.

More than 40,000 Americans from across the US were surveyed on social issues, revealing that all faiths have become more supportive of LGBT+ rights.

The Public Religion Research Institute’s 2017 American Values Atlas found that religious people have become more relaxed about marriage equality since The Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage in 2015.

Now, a majority of religious groups support same-sex marriage.

A slim majority of Muslims, 51 per cent, support marriage equality, leaving white evangelical Christians as the only group who oppose it.

58 per cent of white evangelicals oppose same-sex marriage, alongside 53 per cent of Mormons and 63 per cent of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Overall, 61 per cent of Americans support equal marriage, according to the poll, with majority support in 44 of the 50 states. However, support was still under 50 per cent in Mississippi, Tennessee, West Virginia, Louisiana, and North Carolina.

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