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In the past year, acceptance of LGBT people in the United States has declined. So says GLAAD’s 2018 Accelerating Acceptance report, the findings of which were announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This is the fourth annual report of its kind — and, troublingly, the first to show a decrease in LGBT acceptance. An online survey — conducted by the Harris Poll from November 16 to 20, 2017 — asked 2,160 Americans about their attitudes toward the LGBT community in seven different scenarios. The majority, 1,897, idenfied as non-LGBT. In the prior year’s report, 53 percent of Americans said they were “very” or “somewhat” comfortable with LGBT people. This year, that figure dropped to 49 percent.

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