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Issue Brief

Fifty Years Since Stonewall

Over the fifty years that have passed since the Stonewall riots, public opinion on LGBTQ issues has undergone a radical change. Polls measuring that change have increased in frequency and broadened in scope, shifting focus as new debates came to the forefront of public discussion, and providing a microcosm of the transformation in social awareness and understanding of LGBTQ people and their experiences.

Alternative Lifestyles

Public Perspective, January/February 2000. However much actual discrimination there is, do you think there is more homophobia or less ...

Views of Homosexuality

Public Perspective, March/April 1993. Since 1973, the National Opinion Research Center has asked Americans whether homosexual relations are wrong or ...

Related Data

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Pew Research Center's 2013 Survey of LGBT Adults

This dataset, originally published in April 2013, features a sample of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans and contains questions on topics related to their sexual orientation and identity.

PSRA/Newsweek Polls - Gay and Lesbian Issues

These two PSRA/Newsweek polls featuring a range of questions about gay and lesbian issues were conducted at the turn of the century.

Charts & graphics

Infographic: The Public and Transgendered People, by the numbers

Infographic: The Public and Transgendered People, by the numbers