Ed Team

Half of LGB Identify As Christian

Filed By Ed Team | May 13, 2015 9:35 AM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: Christian, Pew Research Center

In a survey consisting of 35,071 adults, 1,604 of them identifying as LGB, nearly half LGB identified as Christian. The survey was conducted by the Pew Research Center.

Even though the LGB population saw an increase in identifying as Christian, the overall population saw a decrease of 8%.

"Among respondents who identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, fully 41% are religiously unaffiliated, and fewer than half (48%) describe themselves as Christians," the study finds. "Non-Christian faiths also are represented in the gay community at higher rates than among the general public, with 11% of gay, lesbian and bisexual respondents identifying with faiths other than Christianity."

The full report can be found here

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