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August 31, 2011 Print

Poll: Evangelical Millennials Support Homosexual Issues

by Karla Dial

A survey released earlier this week by the Public Religion Research Institute indicates people between the ages of 18 and 29 have more liberal views on same-sex issues than their parents and grandparents — regardless of political affiliations or Christian faith.

The telephone survey of 3,000 Millennials, conducted between July 14 and 30, indicates 49 percent of those considering themselves Republicans favor same-sex marriage, compared to 19 percent of Republican seniors and 31 percent of all Republicans. Additionally, 44 percent of white evangelical Millennials favor same-sex marriage, compared to only 12 percent of evangelical seniors and 19 percent of evangelicals overall.

While Dawn McBane, director of Rising Voice — CitizenLink’s year-old outreach to Millennials — cautioned taking the findings with a grain of salt, given that the sponsoring organization pushes the gay agenda, she noted this is one of the reasons Rising Voice was established.

“It’s important to make sure Christian Millennials understand the importance of a biblical worldview so they can think well about issues of marriage and sexuality,” she said. “Our desire is to encourage Millennials to think deeply about issues from a biblical worldview and then challenge them to live out their beliefs in every-day life.”

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Want to know more about Millennials in general? Read the Pew Research Center’s February 2010 report on what makes them unique.


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