He continued to hold that belief after he moved to Utah as a teenager and converted to Mormonism. Sixty-five percent of black Protestants, 60 percent of whites in mainline Protestant denominations, 60 percent of Hispanic Catholics and 59 percent of white Catholics, along with 59 percent of Muslims, 57 percent of Orthodox Christians, 56 percent of Hindus and 55 percent of Hispanic Protestants also reject religiously based refusals to serve gays and lesbians. While same-sex attraction is not a sin, it can be a challenge. The survey found that 40 percent of Mormons in the United States supported gay marriage inup from 27 percent in Support was higher among Catholics about 65 percentMuslims 51 percent and Jews 77 percent. She is among a growing number of young Mormons driving the faith's gradual acceptance of same-sex marriages, even though the religion's support still lags well behind national approval and those of Catholics, Muslims and Jews, according to the survey released this week by the Public Religion Research Institute.
Those regions are further divided into Stakes, each consisting of five to twelve Wards usually a single church or parish led by a Bishop.
Who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are Mormon
Among Mormonsthe acceptance is 52 percent. That's up from 18 percent in Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are 65 and older have the lowest rate of support at 32 percent, according a survey based on about 40, phone interviews done last year. Mormon support for gay marriage gradually grows. The survey found 40 percent of Mormons support gay marriage, up from 27 percent in
While most Mormons and other conservative Christian groups still eschew same-sex marriage, a new study shows dramatic erosion in that opposition. He finds hope in the fact that the religion believes church doctrine can be altered through revelations from God. Then, there is the generational gap. Legal Notices Obituaries Jobs. Download a photo or video by clicking or tapping on it. As a community of Church members, Latter-day Saints should create a welcoming community.