Polling Data

Washington Post/ABC News
July 10-13, 2008

• 75 percent of Americans - including 64 percent of Republicans - think gays who publicly disclose their sexual orientation should be allowed to serve in the military
• 22 percent of Americans think gays who publicly disclose their sexual orientation should not be allowed to serve in the military
• 3 percent had no opinion


CNN
May 4-6, 2007

• 79 percent of Americans think people who are openly gay or homosexual should be allowed to serve in the U.S. military
• 18 percent of Americans think people who are openly gay or homosexual should not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military
• 3 percent of Americans had no opinion


Zogby
December 18, 2006

• 73 percent of military personnel are comfortable with lesbians and gays
• 23 percent of service members know for sure that someone in their unit is gay, including 21 percent of those in combat units
• 45 percent of military personnel suspect a member of their unit is gay

Pew Research Center
March 2006

• 62 percent of moderate Republicans support open service, along with 85 percent of liberal Democrats.
• 67 percent of Catholics support open service, as do 53 percent of Protestants.
• 66 percent of Americans in the Northeast support open service and 58 percent of those living in the South do the same.

The Boston Globe
May 16, 2005

• 79 percent of Americans believe gays should be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military.
• “Large majorities of Republicans, regular churchgoers, and [even"> people with negative attitudes toward gays think gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the military,” the Globe reported.

CNN/USA Today/Gallup
December 31, 2003

National Annenberg Election Survey
October 26, 2004

FOX News
August 2003