Nearly one in four Americans (23%) believe there will be a gay or lesbian president in the next 25 years, according to the YouGov Omnibus survey taken June 24 and 25, 2013. However, half of that group (12% of those surveyed) believe the president’s sexuality will not be public.
13% of Democrats and 8% of Republicans believe that there will be an openly gay or lesbian president in the next 25 years.
One third of Americans (32%) do not believe that there will be a gay or lesbian president in the next 25 years. Nearly half of respondents (45%) are not sure.
While 57% say sexuality does not factor into their voting of a political candidate, three out of 10 people (29%) said they would be less likely to vote for a political candidate who is gay or lesbian. Only 3% said they’d be more likely.
Do you think America will see a gay or lesbian president in the next 25 years?
Americans believe gays and lesbians are subject to more prejudice in politics when competing for public office than any other minority (22%), followed by 18% who believe prejudice is equally spread among women, men, older politicians, minority ethnic groups, and gays and lesbians. 12% cited minority ethnic groups and 11% said women.
Attitudes towards same sex marriage are clearly relaxing. Although 41% of America says they have always been in support of same-sex marriage, 13% said that they have begun to support it only in the past year. 3% of those surveyed said that they began supporting it in the past few months.
Length of time supported same-sex marriage
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