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6 in 10 of LGB Americans Religiously Affiliated

8 Mar, 2021

Nearly 6 in 10 lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB*) American adults are religiously affiliated, according to a 2014 national poll by the Pew Research Center. Of the 59% of LGB adults who identify as affiliated with a faith, about 5 in 10 (48%) identify as Christian. While that is a smaller portion than the general public, it means that a solid majority of LGB people are religiously affiliated.

These data are from the Pew’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, which interviewed 35,000-plus respondents across America.

LGB adults are, however, more likely to be religiously unaffiliated (41%) than the general population (22.8%), the study found.

* The Pew survey did not include transgender or Queer (T, Q) as categories, but a recent poll found a similar proportions of LGBTQ people to be religiously unaffiliated (39%) as did the Pew survey (41%), which only included LGB people.