Posts Tagged ‘gay marriage’


The people you know…

August 24, 2009

The statistical modeling folks over at Columbia are comparing, by age, people who support gay marriage with people who actually know someone who identifies as LGBT.  While I’m not surprised that there might be a relationship between knowing an LGBT person and supporting gay marriage, I am astonished that more than 40% of folks in their twenties claim NOT to know an LGBT person.

Obviously, folks who openly identify as LGBT aren’t evenly distributed throughout society, but I still find that percentage to be startlingly high.  I’ll be curious to see if those percentages look very different five years from now.