Poll shows LGBT discrimination a majority concern

Gallup poll data on LGBT discriminationBY THE SEATTLE LESBIAN

In a new Gallup poll, 63 percent of Americans describe discrimination against gays and lesbians as a “very” or “somewhat serious” problem in the United States. Americans who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are even more likely to see discrimination as a serious problem, at 88 percent.

The results are based on a Nov. 26-29 USA Today/Gallup poll. In addition to a random sample of 1,015 U.S. adults, as part of the study Gallup re-interviewed 250 LGBT adults who had participated in prior Gallup polls to see how that group’s views compared with those of the larger U.S. population.

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