By an almost two-to-one majority, 58% of Americans say homosexuality should be accepted by society, according to a new Pew poll, which also finds that only one-third of Americans say homosexuality should be discouraged. The study, released earlier this month, finds majorities in almost every demographic say homosexuality should be accepted, including majorities of women (64%), men (52%), Hispanics (64%), Whites (58%), and every age group up until 65+. Support among Blacks came in at 49%.
Majority support among political groups comes from Democrats (67%), and Independents (63%), while a minority of Republicans (40%) say homosexuality should be accepted.
The only major religious group polled that offered majority support was Catholics, at 64%.
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