A new survey has found that most LGBTQ adults in the United States are religious and more than half are Christian, to the surprise of people of faith in the community.
Conducted by Buzzfeed and Whitman Insight Strategies, the survey is the most extensive of its kind and talked to over 880 members of the LGBTQ community from across the country from May 21 to June 1. Overall, the study found that LGBTQ people are largely white, women and under 40-years-old. Of those surveyed more than half identified as bi-sexual while the smallest group of people surveyed identified as transgender.
While 39 percent of those polled said that they had no religious affiliation whatsoever, more than half of the respondents said that they were regularly involved in faith organizations. A majority of people who were religious were Christian, with 23 percent identifying as Protestant and 18 percent identifying as Catholic.
Another eight percent of those polled were Jewish, Muslim or Buddhist and about 13 percent weren’t sure what they identified as when it came to religion.