A Breakdown of Gay Marriage Support by Religion

  • metta

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    Sep 01, 2011 3:12 AM GMT

    A Breakdown of Gay Marriage Support by Religion

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    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2011/08/breakdown-support-gay-marriage-religion/41964/
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    Sep 01, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    Erm... There's a lot of the story missing from that graph. Is "unaffiliated" just atheist and agnostic? And "Non-Christian Affiliated" is then Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, etc...? With the different sizes of those groups in the US and worldwide, there could be quite a different story going on than what this shows.

    I know you didn't make it, just sayin'... icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 01, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    I took statistics.

    What was the sample size of each group, and why weren't more groups analyzed?
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    Sep 01, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI took statistics.

    What was the sample size of each group, and why weren't more groups analyzed?


    People skewing information to persuade people to support them #classic
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    Sep 01, 2011 5:28 AM GMT
    http://www.publicreligion.org/objects/uploads/71/PRRI_Report_on_Millennials_Religion__Gay_and_Lesbian_Issues_Survey.pdf

    Sample size and margins of error at the above link - on page 30 of the pdf file. I clicked on the article, which had a link to the report.
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    Sep 01, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    swmrh911 said
    paulflexes saidI took statistics.

    What was the sample size of each group, and why weren't more groups analyzed?


    People skewing information to persuade people to support them #classic
    Unfortunately, you're correct.
    I still think the majority of people are against it.
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    Sep 01, 2011 6:06 AM GMT
    Check out the report. The trend in favor of gay marriage is unmistakable. If you're not encouraged by the chart on page 4 ("Public Support for Same-Sex Marriage", whose trend line exhibits a hopeful extrapolation into majority territory), look at the chart on page 8 ("Views on Selected Gay and Lesbian Issues by Age"). It shows that people with unfavorable views on gays are on the wrong side of history. In a few decades the younger generation's support will prevail. Go Millennials!
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    Sep 01, 2011 8:41 AM GMT
    zotamorf62 saidCheck out the report. The trend in favor of gay marriage is unmistakable. If you're not encouraged by the chart on page 4 ("Public Support for Same-Sex Marriage", whose trend line exhibits a hopeful extrapolation into majority territory), look at the chart on page 8 ("Views on Selected Gay and Lesbian Issues by Age"). It shows that people with unfavorable views on gays are on the wrong side of history. In a few decades the younger generation's support will prevail. Go Millennials!
    Yep, it's unmistakeable.

    However, the next question is...how many of those people will vote for politicians who are in favor of gay marriage?

    Truth is, the runners up are playing the gays as pawns in a game of chess. Sure some are for gay rights, but the others are for "fixing" the economy.

    It's a no-win situation at the ballot box. People will vote for their pocketbooks before they vote for us...blindly thinking the politicians are being honest about "fixing" the economy.
  • smudgedude

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    Sep 02, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    only thing that matters is if those numbers will translate over into votes.
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    Sep 03, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    This chart is dumb. I want to see it compare Muslims, Hindus and Jews.
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    Sep 03, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidThis chart is dumb. I want to see it compare Muslims, Hindus and Jews.


    and hispanics.