Gallup has released results from a Nov. 26-29, 2012 poll charting American attitudes towards gays and lesbians.
Some of them may surprise you.
See after the jump!
Gallup first provided a general breakdown of where Americans stand on certain gay and lesbian issues, specifically: inheritance rights, adoption rights, and health insurance and employee benefits.
With regards to inheritance rights, 78 percent of Americans believe gay and lesbian domestic partners or spouses should have the right to inherit. 18 percent believe they should not, while 4 percent have no opinion.
77 percent of Americans believe gay and lesbian domestic partners or spouses should be able to receive health insurance and employee benefits. 20 percent believe they shouldn't, while 3 percent have no opinion.
The issue of adoption is more divided with 61 percent of Americans polled saying that gays and lesbians should be able to adopt children. 36 percent believe they should not and 3 percent have no opinion. (Sidebar, who are these people with no opinions??)
Interestingly, Gallup also asked Americans how they felt about gays and lesbians being allowed to openly serve as leaders in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
52 percent of Americans agree with the current BSA policy that bans openly gay and lesbian leaders. 42 percent believe gays and lesbians should be allowed to openly serve, while 6 percent have no opinion.
Gallup took things a step further by charting American views on these issues by political party:
While Democrats are more supportive of gay and lesbian rights across the board, the majority of Republicans also support gay rights when it comes to inheritance and benefits. Their primary problem seems to be anything involving gays and children.
Are they afraid we're going to turn kids gay? Or this more baseless linking between homosexuality and pedophilia?
What are your thoughts on these poll results, Instincters? (And who the hell are these people with no opinions?!)
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