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Do the majority of Americans still get angry about LGBTQ rights?

Do the majority of Americans still get angry about LGBTQ rights?

As we inch closer to the 2016 election, a new survey by Esquire and NBC News called American Rage polls 3,000 Americans to get a sense of what makes Americans angry.

The findings are surprisingly pro-LGBTQ.

Only 22 percent of respondents said they’d be angry at a hypothetical headline that read: “More Than 100,000 Couples Have Wed Since Supreme Court Ruling.”

Apparently, 45 percent of those surveyed are angry at the way LGBTQ people are treated, and 41 percent think LGBTQ people have a right to be angry about their mistreatment.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a properly gay-focused poll without at least one question about Kim Davis, but rest easy: only 24 percent of people support her.

Due to these results, the Washington Post said that LGBTQ rights ware “the social justice issue that garnered the most agreement” among those polled.

However, the news isn’t quite so cheery for one particularly famous transgender woman.

A headline reading “Caitlyn Jenner’s Wedding of the Century!” would make about 41 percent of respondents angry — though respondents may simply be tired of seeing Jenner in the news so often.

A few other interesting tidbits from the poll: 77 percent of Republicans get angry once a day (compared to 67 percent of Democrats), whites and Republicans are the angriest groups in America, and 63 percent of people claim the “American Dream” is no longer true, or was never was true.


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