One-third of Americans would not be surprised if another Stonewall happened


Millennials are more aware of the Stonewall riots than other generations.

WASHINGTON — A new The Hill/YouGov survey released today found that only one in four Americans approve of the Trump administration’s handling of LGBTQ issues. And 33%, a full third, would not be surprised if another event like Stonewall took place today.

The Hill reported that while the Republicans gave stronger support than Democrats, a majority of both do not approve how the administration is handling LGBTQ issues. More than two-thirds (67%) of Democrats disapproved of its handling.

From The Hill:

The survey also found that half of respondents support legislation to ban discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity, as the House-passed Equality Act aims to do. Only 21 percent opposed such legislation, while 19 percent were neutral.

More Democrats (66 percent to 15 percent), Republicans (33 percent to 31 percent) and independents (54 percent to 22 percent) supported such legislation than opposed it.

As the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots approaches, the survey found that millennials were more aware of them than any other generation, with 30 percent aware of the riots, compared to 24 percent of Generation X, 19 percent of baby boomers and 25 percent of the silent generation.

The survey was done online on June 18. The Hill said there was a margin of error of three points.



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