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UCLA study: 61% of incoming freshmen support marriage equality

“Most students here don’t have a problem with people being open about their sexuality. I think most people my age know being gay is something out there and are more open to accepting it.”
— USC freshman Jarod Wunneburger, whose views reflect the strong majority of students entering college in 2006

Rev. Tinkywinky is right — the Homosexual Agenda has overpowered everything — the whole fear and smear campaign of the fringe right is not working on the young folks — his culture is doomed. Boo-hoo.(LA Times):

…a UCLA report released today about the attitudes of college freshmen nationwide came as no surprise. Acceptance of same-sex marriage grew from 2005 to 2006.

The study found that 61% of incoming freshmen last year agreed that same-sex couples should have the right to marriage, up 3.3 percentage points from 2005.

Based on a paper questionnaire given to 271,441 first-time, full-time college students at 393 schools nationwide in 2006, the annual survey was conducted as part of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program under UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute. The researchers statistically adjusted the data to reflect the demographics of the 1.3 million incoming freshmen entering four-year schools throughout the U.S. in 2006.

With the good news, comes some food for thought — students today are more politically polarized than ever, with larger numbers entrenched in their beliefs.

The percentage of students identifying themselves as “liberal,” 28.4%, is at its highest level since 1975, and those identifying as “conservative,” 23.9%, at its highest level in the survey’s 40-year history.

However, the majority of 2006’s freshman students, 43.3%, consider themselves “middle-of-the-road,” the lowest percentage since first measured by the research program in 1970.

Hat tip, Tony.

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