Thursday, April 14, 2016
U.S. Public Is Opposed To Discrimination Based On Religion
The religious right-wing is upset with the recent victories of the LGBT community in their fight to be treated equally in this country -- to be treated the same as all other Americans. Those religious fundamentalists feel it is their right to discriminate against anyone they disagree with. And they have been successful in passing laws in some states (like Mississippi and North Carolina) that would allow businesses to discriminate against citizens "for religious reasons" -- and other states are considering those kinds of laws.
Fortunately, most Americans don't agree with discrimination based on religion. They believe businesses (and government and other entities) should treat all citizens fairly and equally. The chart above was made from a recent Rasmussen Poll -- done between April 7th and 10th of a random national sample of 1,000 likely voters, and has a margin of error of 3 points.
It shows that 64% (nearly two-thirds of the general public) is opposed to those "religious freedom" laws that would allow discrimination based on religion. Only 29% support such odious laws.
Every now and then, a poll comes out that makes me proud of my fellow citizens. This is one of them.