Survey: U.S. Muslims more accepting of LGBTQ than Evangelicals

NEW YORK – A survey from Pew Research has found that Muslims in the U.S. are more socially progressive than U.S. Evangelicals.

From NBC Out:

In a survey conducted between January and May, 52 percent of U.S. Muslims said homosexuality should be accepted by society — an increase of 25 percentage since 2007. Comparatively, only 34 percent of white evangelical Protestants said they believed homosexuality should be accepted, the smallest percentage of any group surveyed.

Within the U.S. Muslim community, women and college graduates had the highest acceptance rate of homosexuality (both 63 percent), followed by less religious Muslims (62 percent) and millennials (60 percent).

NBC Out reported that there were generational differences within the Muslim community, with 60% of millennials being accepting of LGBTQ.