Gay & Lesbian Issues
New data from Gallup shows that residents in the District of Columbia are most likely to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (10%), while people in North Dakota are least likely to identify as LGBT (1.7%). Perhaps unsurprisingly, Gallup found that of the 10 states and D.C. where at least 4% of respondents identified as LGBT, seven are among the most liberal states in the country.
In which Congress slowly begins to recognize that this internet fad is not going away.
Despite the GOP’s recent efforts to reach out to Hispanic Americans, public opinion data shows that Republicans and Hispanic Americans tend to disagree on the issues mentioned in President Obama’s State of the Union address and Senator Marco Rubio’s response.
Just before President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address to Congress, Dr. Robert P. Jones outlined the state of public opinion on the issues that Obama was likely to address in his speech.
New data shows that teen pregnancy rates in New York City have plunged 27% over the past decade. Over this time, the city has worked to make it easier for teenagers to access condoms and other contraceptives. A slim majority of Americans favor allowing methods of birth control to be available to teenagers age 16 and older without parental approval.
Less than a week before President Obama addresses Congress in his fourth State of the Union speech, our weekly graphic shows a divided nation on many of the issues that Obama is likely to address.
Ray Lewis says God doesn’t pick the winners. But that doesn’t stop more than one-quarter of Americans from believing that God will influence the outcome of Sunday’s Super Bowl.
A former teacher at a Catholic school is suing, saying that he was dismissed based on his transgender identity. Catholics are, overall, supportive of legal protections for transgender people.
A transgender teacher is suing the Catholic prep school where he worked for more than three decades, saying that he was fired illegally. More than three-quarters (76%) of Catholics agree that Congress should pass laws to protect transgender people from job discrimination.
Does being religiously unaffiliated lead to mental health issues? For more on the diversity of religiously unaffiliated people’s beliefs, see our recent survey.