Sunday, January 08, 2012

Educated younger Americans don't mind homosexuality much at all

In an intriguing article where he wonders if "disgust homeostasis" is inherent in human nature, the Derb writes:
My impression of educated younger Americans is that they don’t mind homosexuality at all.
That impression is assuredly correct, but TAE's raison d'etre is to validate stereotypes, so please indulge me as I do just that.

The GSS doesn't explicitly ask respondents how they feel about homosexual acts, but support or lack thereof for same-sex marriage provides a pretty good indication of their sentiments. Among those with at least 16 years of education (equivalent to a bachelor's degree or more), aged 24-30, from 2008 and 2010 for contemporary relevance--that is, among contemporary educated younger Americans--63.6% support it, while only 21.5% oppose. Among the broader public, 42.7% support it and 44.4% oppose.

GSS variables used: MARHOMO(1-2)(4-5), AGE(24-30), EDUC(16-20), YEAR(2008-2010)

16 comments:

Jim Sweeney said...

That the young have that view which is diametrically opposite to the view of the entire history of the world is a tribute to the power of indocrtination at an early age. One wonders why this demographic cohort only has this view. I believe it is because of political, social and academic correctness, not that the young have thoughtfully reviewed the issue and decided en masse that sodomy is super.

Jehu said...

Get one of them pissed off at you, and see what it is that they call you. The gut remembers what the head has been crudely indoctrinated out of.

Anonymous said...

I think it's pretty possible to have a gut "ick" reaction to homosexual acts and still think about the issue in a more detached, logical way. And that detached thinking may lead you to decide that a ban on gay marriage is discriminatory.

I also suspect that the college-educated are the most likely group to disregard their gut feelings and try to think about things logically.

Anonymous said...

These young people are also not reproducing very well, providing the next generation is not high on the list. Likely this is due to freely available contraception and the change in attitude brought by such.

So they are inherently liberal about sex.

But if they realized that every homosexual means one fewer family is formed, and that this greatly affects future demographic trends, they might have a different idea. Unfortunately, this type of thinking doesn't occur very much in they young...it's more prevalent after the age of forty or so.

And there it is.

Jehu said...

Anonymous,
Ask them how they feel if it is THEIR kids who are the homosexuals---especially if they've only got one of them, and they're facing the prospect of no grandchildren. Then you will find how they truly feel.

I give nearly zero weight to a person's public pronouncements, especially when status is involved. Only when there's something seriously at stake and you're paying a price for it will I take a person words at face value on such issues.

Audacious Epigone said...

If homosexuality turns out to have a genetic component, it is highly likely that we will be able to see Jehu's assertion that even the most SWPL of parents will choose to have heterosexual rather than homosexual kids (which I think is almost assuredly correct) put to the test in our lifetimes.

Anonymous said...

Of course educated young Americans also think that 25% of the population is gay.

So, how is it that educated young Americans are so wrong?

Maybe they were intentionally misled and haven't had enough experience to figure it out yet.

Ya think?

In 1992, I supported gay marriage. Now I know how stupid it is.

Jehu said...

AE,
In the long term, I get to win automatically. If they don't do as I describe, they have less (even identical twins are only both gay about half of the time given that one is gay) grandchildren, and the magic of animal husbandry carries the day. The best evidence available leads me to believe that a tendency towards homosexuality IS probably inherited, just like a tendency towards, say, alchoholism. Those born with such a tendency aren't guaranteed to wind up with that reality, but the odds are higher. In fact by massively increasing the tolerance of said tendency we're probably extinguishing it genetically far more effectively than nearly any pogram I could imagine.

Anonymous said...

"I also suspect that the college-educated are the most likely group to disregard their gut feelings and try to think about things logically."


Or disregard their gut feeling in favor of the opinion that lefty professors tell them all the cool, I mean intelligent people favor.

The_King said...

It's typical for liberal media to highlight that special outlier cases of homosexual animals, when in fact natural selection usually weed out these genetic defects. Anything that doesn't help the fitness of an organism and help it procreate, via replication of the gene is considered a biological abnormality and hindrance.

Now that gay marriage is allowed, it will become the norm for a family to be defined as having two father or mothers and there goes the sanctity of it. Not to mention it'll cause significant bullying and psychological damage to adopted children who will never fit in by having parents of the same sex.

The educated are better at repeated PC answers on these questionnaires.

Anonymous said...

Educated whites are usually the biggest fag lovers and sodomy experimenters so this is no surprise.

Anonymous said...

My impression of educated younger Americans is that they don’t mind homosexuality at all.


If you consider that "education" is a polite euphemism for "indoctrination" or brainwashing", that is not in the least bit surprising. They've been told all their short lives that homosexuality is not only all right, but wonderful, and that opposition to it of any sort will mark them out as undesirable.

Anonymous said...

I also suspect that the college-educated are the most likely group to disregard their gut feelings and try to think about things logically.


Nyuck nyuck nyuck.

nydwracu said...

Jim:
That the young have that view which is diametrically opposite to the view of the entire history of the world is a tribute to the power of indocrtination at an early age.

The entire history of the world? I wonder what Catullus would say about that.

Anonymous said...

"Educated whites are usually the biggest fag lovers and sodomy experimenters so this is no surprise."

Maybe fag sympathizers but not sodomizers.

Inductivist showed the college educated whites less likely to go for sodomy than prole whites or NAM's.

Mark said...

"Educated whites are usually the biggest fag lovers and sodomy experimenters so this is no surprise."

Right, the limp-wristed, cuckolded, negrophilic, beta males of leftist academia. When is the last time any of them had a semblance of a backbone.

That being said, I don't really take a universal stand against homosexuality. Homosexuality and abortion among non-White communities would be a good thing. Their populations need to be reduced greatly.

Miscegenation is much more of a threat to White people than homosexuality. The former being historically treated with more disgust and violence than the latter. However, now it's not even mentioned. Derb himself being a filthy miscegenist.