Most people think it’s better to be a married gay parent than a single straight mom

Gay and lesbian families are more accepted by US citizens than those lead by single moms. A new Pew Research Center survey of 2,691 respondents supports this social evolution.

“The survey found that when it comes to opinions overall on non-traditional families, such as those with gay and lesbian parents, single mothers, and unmarried parents, the country is split three ways: a third of Americans (dubbed Acceptors by Pew) are comfortable with a wide variety of family situations, a third (Rejectors) consider non-traditional arrangements to be damaging to the country’s social fabric, while the final third (Skeptics) are mixed in their views — approving of some arrangements, but not others. The vast majority of Acceptors and Skeptics believe gay and lesbian families are at least OK – and might even bring something positive to society. But single mothers are less accepted, the poll found.”