The Majority of Asian Americans Support Pro-LGBTQ Laws

The Majority of Asian Americans Support Pro-LGBTQ LawsThe Majority of Asian Americans Support Pro-LGBTQ Laws
Ryan General
March 27, 2019
A new survey has revealed that Asian Americans show the highest level of support for same-sex marriages and laws that protect members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination.
Conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, the study collected responses from over 40,000 young Republican Americans expressing their views on matters concerning LGBTQ people.    
Based on the survey’s findings, 75% of Asian American respondents supported same-sex marriage. Respondents who identified as another race or mixed race showed the second highest amount of support for same-sex marriage at 68%.
Meanwhile, 73% of Asian Americans supported laws that would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in jobs, public accommodations, and housing. The figure was reportedly 4% above the national average.
According to the New York Times, the study found a strong correlation between support for LGBTQ rights and education.
Percentage for Asian Americans supporting LGBTQ rights were higher compared to other racial groups and additionally, they were more likely to have four-year degrees than other Americans surveyed.
A significant percentage of Asian Americans (59%) also opposed allowing business owners to refuse services to LGBTQ customers based on their religious beliefs.
Overall, the majority of Asian Americans surveyed expressed support for rights protecting the LGBTQ community.
It is worth noting, however, that many LGBTQ Asian Americans still face discrimination and hardships based on data gathered by concerned groups such as AAPI Data, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Asian American Psychological Association.
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