Here’s some good news.
According to a new survey, there’s a noticeable decline in the number of Americans who believe that business owners should be forced to provide services to same-sex couples.
The poll, published by the Newseum Institute, shows a 14-point drop over a two year period in support for coercing business owners to violate their religious beliefs to serve gay people.
In 2013, 52% of those polled said that they believe that business owners should be required to provide services to same-sex couples. This year, that same poll showed that only 38% support that position.
This is good news for freedom-loving Americans.
What’s not good news for freedom-loving Americans is that the survey also found that 33% of Americans don’t even know which rights are guaranteed by the First Amendment. In case you’re not clear either, here’s the text of that amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Still, the overall results of that poll show that the trend is our friend.