Only the Fundamentalist Minority Opposes Same Sex Marriage

Support for Same Sex marriage by bible beliefs: 2006-2012 GSS

Support for Same Sex marriage by bible beliefs: 2006-2012 GSS

Fundamentalist Christians are fond of acting like they are the majority. The Moral Majority, you know. As distinct from the rest of us immoral heathens. But, while Christian  fundamentalism still infects about a third of Americans, most reject the idiotic notion that some wacko religious text is the literal word of some demented sadomasochistic god. What is interesting is how much more marginal this minority of Americans are becoming on a wide variety of issues—and one of the biggest points of polarization is support for marriage rights for same sex couples. Above you can see the trends creating this growing gulf between fundies and other Americans. Indeed, by 2012, fundamentalists are the only belief grouping who reject marriage rights, with only 26% favoring civil rights. Nearly 55% of Americans who think that the bible was inspired by a god support marriage–and about 45% of Americans hold that belief about the bible. A growing proportion of Americans reject any divine authority of the bible—since 2006 the belief that the bible is a book of fables has increased from 16% of GSS respondents to 21% of GSS respondents. And, nearly 77% of respondents who think the bible is bunk support marriage rights.

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One Response to “Only the Fundamentalist Minority Opposes Same Sex Marriage”

  1. All opposed? (to family change) | Family Inequality Says:

    […] and attitudes toward same-sex marriage, using new data from the 2012 General Social Survey (fundamentalism, denominations, young Republicans 2x, race, and the 2004-2012 trend) — all extensions of his […]

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