The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) survey, which surveyed more than 40,000 Americans, found a strong majority of Americans in every state oppose licenses to discriminate against LGBT people.
PRRI's survey found that there is broad support for laws that protecting LGBT people from discrimination in jobs, public accommodations and housing, and overwhelming support for LGBT equality among Americans age 18-29, no matter their religious or party affiliation, race, ethnicity or gender.
Seven in 10 (70 percent) Americans favor non-discrimination protections for LGBT people, including more than one-third (35 percent) who strongly favor them. The survey also found that six in 10 (60 percent) Americans oppose allowing small businesses to refuse service to LGBT people due to religious objections.
The survey also found broad, growing support for marriage equality, including among most religious groups across the U.S. Since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in 2015, support continues to grow. The survey found that 61 percent of Americans now support marriage equality, up from 52 percent in 2013.
These encouraging results continue to shine a spotlight on the broader acceptance of the LGBT community. Americans across the country recognize that all people, regardless of who they love, deserve to be treated equally and fairly under the law.
SCOTUS ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in June 26, 2015