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Public

Religion
Research
Institute

February 25, 2014

TO: Kay Campbell, AL.com


FR: Dan Cox, Public Religion Research Institute
RE: View on Same-sex Marriage among Selected Religious Groups in the
South and LGBT Identification in the East South Central Division
Views on Same-sex Marriage among Selected Religious Groups in the South
Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gay and lesbian
couples to marry legally?
Dont know
Favor
Oppose
/Refused
N =
Americans
All
53
41
5
4,509
48
48
4
1,698
All Southerners
White evangelical Protestant
25
73
1
508
35
62
3
218
Black Protestant
Catholic
57
37
7
235
58
33
8
261
White mainline Protestant
Unaffiliated
71
26
3
261
Source: Public Religion Research Institute, LGBT Issues and Trends Survey, February 2014 (N = 4,509)


Views on Same-sex Marriage among East South
Central Residents1
N =
285
Favor
39
Oppose
59
Dont know/Refused
2
100


Percent
of Americans who identify as gay, lesbian,
bisexual or transgender
All Americans
5.1
East South Central
4.9
Source: Public Religion Research Institute, LGBT Issues and
Trends Survey, February 2014 (N = 4,509)

The East South Central Division as defined by the U.S. Census includes Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi
and Tennessee.
RD

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