A statewide poll commissioned by Capital City Alliance and its co-sponsors Equality Louisiana and Louisiana Progress was recently conducted by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab, revealing overwhelming support for fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Louisiana.

Capital City Alliance is encouraged by the results both here in Baton Rouge and across the state. The poll will play a pivotal roll in reshaping the discussion of LGBT rights in Louisiana that better reflects the actual sentiment of the people of this state. The poll of course would not have been possible with out the generous support of our members and the community. To help us continue to conduct this research and improve the lives of LGBT citizens in Baton Rouge and all over Louisiana, please consider donating today.

“It’s very heartening to see that close to 90% of the state by all measures supports fundamental equality. For too long, we’ve been told that Louisiana is not ready to address these issues, but that is clearly not the case, as these numbers demonstrate. This is a game-changer.” —Carrie Wooten, CCA Board Member

The following three questions relating to LGBT people were polled:

Should schools protect gay and transgender students from bullying and harassment?

Baton Rouge YES
89.0%
NO
7.4%
DON’T KNOW/REFUSED
3.6%
Statewide YES
89.5%
NO
7.5%
DON’T KNOW/REFUSED
3.1%
Democrats
94.0% YES
Republicans
85.4% YES
Independents
89.0% YES
White
88% YES
Black
92.5% YES

Should people be evicted or denied housing because they are gay or transgender?

Baton Rouge YES
5%
NO
91.6%
DON’T KNOW/REFUSED
3.4%
Statewide YES
5.1%
NO
93.7%
DON’T KNOW/REFUSED
2.7%
Democrats
94.6% NO
Republicans
93.2% NO
Independents
92.9% NO
White
92.3% NO
Black
95.5% NO

Should employers other than churches or religious organizations be able to fire employees because they are gay or transgender?

Baton Rouge YES
6.9%
NO
88.8%
DON’T KNOW/REFUSED
4.3%
Statewide YES
7.8%
NO
89.3%
DON’T KNOW/REFUSED
2.9%
Democrats
92.0% NO
Republicans
85.9% NO
Independents
87.4% NO
White
87.7% NO
Black
91.0% NO
Survey Methodology

The results presented in the PPRL poll here have been weighted by Age, Race, Education and Gender to reflect current adult population demographics of the entire state of Louisiana as reflected in the 2011 Census Estimates.

The combined survey includes 1,280 respondents including 627 respondents selected from landline telephone numbers via random-digit dialing and 653 respondents selected from available cell phone blocks. Interviews were conducted from November 6th to November 26, 2013. The overall survey has a margin of error of +/- 2.74 percentage points.

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