While we may think of the younger generation as more accepting, especially when it comes to the LGBTQ community, a shocking new poll finds that’s not the case at all. GLAAD’s Accelerating Acceptance report finds the amount of young people who are accepting of people in the LGBTQ community has actually gone down in the past few years.
The survey notes the number of 18 to 34-year-olds who say they are tolerant of the LGBTQ lifestyle has decreased from 53% in 2017 to 45% in 2018. What’s worse, that number is an 18% decrease from 2016. The decrease is particularly high for young women, down to 52% this year, as compared to 64% in 2017.
If that’s not shocking enough, the survey finds 36% of those 18 to 34 say they felt uncomfortable finding out a family member was LGBTQ, which is a 7% decrease from 2017, while 34% were uncomfortable learning their doctor was. And it seems young people don’t want their kids learning about the LGBTQ lifestyle in school, with 39% saying their child having a lesson in LGBTQ history made them uncomfortable, up from 30% in 2017.
Source:The Harris Poll