LGBTQ+ Adults Do Not Feel Safe
This article shares the results of polling results from among the LGBTQ+ population.
Data for Progress is a progressive think tank and polling firm arming movements with the tools they need to fight for a more equitable future.
The LGBTQ+ community in America is increasingly experiencing discrimination and political attacks on its rights. This year alone, nearly 500 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in state legislatures nationwide, and at least 75 of these bills have been signed into law. As a result, many LGBTQ+ Americans feel unsafe in their communities and neglected by elected officials.
Recent polling from Data for Progress shows that LGBTQ+ adults nationally are greatly impacted by anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and rhetoric in the U.S. Particularly, LGBTQ+ adults feel unheard and unprotected by the Democratic Party, which is the party that the community strongly prefers.
We find that LGBTQ+ adults have felt a change, with 47 percent saying that society has become less safe for the LGBTQ+ community in the past few years. More than half of respondents ages 55-64 (52 percent) and 65+ (53 percent) believe that America has become less safe.
The article includes graphs of polling results that are titled:
- A Plurality of LGBTQ+ Adults Believe That Society Has Become Less Safe for the LGBTQ+ Community
- More Than 40 Percent of Transgender Adults Have Considered Moving Due to Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation in Their State
- A Majority of LGBTQ+ Adults Believe That Politicians Do Not Care About What the LGBTQ+ Community Thinks
- More Than 75 Percent of LGBTQ+ Democrats Think That the Party Is Not Doing Enough to Protect the LGBTQ+ Community
- Young LGBTQ+ Adults Are Most Likely to Not Vote in Elections