Environmental Advocacy Grows Stronger for LGBT Americans
New Poll shows Wider Gap in “Green Attitudes” between LGBT and Heterosexual Adults
New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. – December 15, 2010 – As all Americans consider their environmental attitudes, a national survey released today by Harris Interactive shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) adults, especially, are accelerating their personal commitment to pro-environmental issues.
A majority (55%) of all LGBT adults, when asked if they “personally care a great deal about the current state and future of the environment,” say this statement describes themselves completely or very well – a description that characterizes just one-third (33%) of heterosexual American adults. When all are asked if they “encourage others to be more environmentally friendly,” four out of ten (40%) LGBT adults say that statement also describes them completely or very well, while only twenty-four percent (24%) of heterosexual adults concur.