Most teens (75 percent) support gay marriage, according to a recent survey by Pangea Media, a leader in online quizzes and quiz technology. The findings are part of the latest “Pangea Pulse,” which tracked the attitudes and preferences of over 3,400 of Pangea’s tween/teen users regarding gay rights.
When asked whether they think that being gay is something you are born with or something you choose, 55 percent of respondents said it is something you choose versus 26 percent who think that people are born gay. Eighty-three percent of survey respondents identified themselves as straight, 11 percent said they are gay and six percent said they are not sure of their sexual orientation.
With regard to school, 57 percent said they believe that people who are gay are the victims of discrimination. When asked whether they would look at a teacher negatively if they found out he/she was gay, 71 percent said no. When asked whether they would feel weird being friends with someone of the same gender if they found out that he/she is gay, 62 percent said no versus 25 percent who said yes. Most (78 percent) felt that gay students should be allowed to bring a date to the prom.
The survey also found that 84 percent of teens would be supportive of a gay sibling and 70 percent said their opinion of a celebrity would not change if they found out he/she were gay.
When asked how they felt about Barack Obama’s position on gay marriage, 79 percent said they did not know his position, 12 percent said they support it and nine percent said they were against it.