Most Religious Americans Oppose Anti-LGBTQ ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

Most Religious Americans Oppose Anti-LGBTQ ‘Religious Freedom’ Discrimination

Republicans across America have been promoting legislation that permits anti-LGBTQ discrimination on the grounds of religious freedom. But according to a study by Public Region Research Institute, most Americans oppose such laws. Even more interesting, most religious Americans oppose anti-LGBTQ discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs.

Most Religious Americans Oppose Religiously Based Service Refusal
(via PRRI)

As the chart shows, 61% of Americans oppose anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” discrimination. When broken down by religion, Unitarians/Universalists are the most against the practice of denying LGBTQ people service, followed by Buddhists. Most Muslims (60%) oppose such practices as well.

Curiously, people who belong to churches with sexually conservative beliefs are generally opposed to religious-based anti-LGBTQ laws, like Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses and even a slim majority of Mormons.

The only people who favor religious-based anti-LGBTQ discrimination are white Evangelical Protestants.

So why are Republicans pushing these laws? Not even religious people want them.