Religious attitudes towards homosexuality have shifted in the US, survey finds


— Sociological lenses have shifted significantly in the United States, a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center found.

The survey found that Americans’ views of homosexuality have moved from “extremely negative” in the late 1990s to “very positive” today, a shift that has come about as the nation has come to accept and embrace gay and lesbian people.

Pew Research Center: Americans’ attitudes toward homosexuality have changed in the U.S.A. Pew Research poll found that in 2011, about half of Americans (51%) described themselves as “very” or “somewhat” negative toward homosexuality, a nearly eight-point shift from 2008.

In 2010, that number was 36%.

In the early 1990s, a full half of those surveyed said they “strongly” or mostly agreed with the statement, “Homosexuality is immoral.”

Now, just 40% say the same.

In 2008, 62% of Americans identified as “slightly” or somewhat negative toward gay people, and today, it is 51%.

While Americans’ general attitudes toward gay and transgender people have changed, there are notable differences in how they view them.

About four-in-ten Americans (41%) now say homosexuality is “morally wrong” while less than half of all Americans (45%) describe themselves as saying the same about lesbians and gay men.

In 2008, just 33% of those interviewed said homosexuality was morally wrong.

There is a big difference in how Americans view gay and trans people, with fewer than half (48%) of those who are LGBT identifying as “generally favorable.”

Today, that compares with a full 70% of LGBT Americans who identify as “strong positive.”

A large majority of those identifying as LGBT are more likely than those who say they are “generually favorable” to say they support same-sex marriage (69% vs. 50%), abortion rights (72% vs 53%), and banning same-gender marriage (62% vs 51%).

The poll found about half (51% of respondents) of those that say they strongly support gay rights identify as evangelical Protestants, while fewer than one-third (35%) say they identify as mainline Protestants.

The Pew survey also found that LGBT Americans are more accepting of the rights of lesbians and gays than are their heterosexual counterparts.

Just under half of LGBT respondents say they believe “homosexuality should be accepted and protected as a legitimate choice for people of the same gender, or a fundamental part of who we are as Americans.”

That compares with just 37% of heterosexual respondents.

Americans also are more positive about same-class marriage, which is more common among LGBT Americans than among heterosexuals.

About half (53%) of LGBT people say they favor same-level marriage, compared with 43% of the general population.

Among gay and bisexual men, a plurality (46%) also favor equal-rights marriage, and about half the population supports it.

About a quarter of LGBT men (24%) say same-type marriage is “not acceptable,” and about four-out-of-five (57%) say the definition of marriage is not being properly defined by society.

Another significant difference between LGBT and heterosexual Americans is how they perceive their own LGBT peers.

A majority of LGBT adults (56%) say LGBT people they know are more tolerant and accepting than the general public, while a majority of heterosexual adults (54%) say this is the case.

Gay and bisexual adults are also more likely to say that people who are gay or bisexual are more open and accepting of other LGBT people than are heterosexuals, and more likely overall to say LGBT Americans do not suffer discrimination than are straight people.

LGBT Americans also are less likely than heterosexuals to say discrimination against LGBT people is widespread.

‘Psychoanalysis’ is not about the symptoms of PTSD but the symptoms themselves

Posted September 01, 2018 15:28:58 It’s not about “psychology” or “mental health”.

It’s about the symptom.

Psychoanalyst and psychodynamic therapist James P. Brown has written a book that tries to explain why we associate symptoms with the symptoms, and why we think about them in terms of the symptoms.

Brown says that’s what we do when we look at the symptoms or symptoms of a disorder: to identify the symptoms that are being associated with that disorder.

Psychopaths are a particularly interesting case study because they are often thought of as “crazy people”.

In reality, they’re extremely normal people who have had many bad experiences with others.

Brown said in a recent interview with ABC Radio Melbourne, they were not “psychopaths” at all.

Psychopathic disorder is not a mental illness, but rather a “sociopathic personality disorder” that occurs in people who are not psychopaths.

And while some of these people may appear to have anorexia, depression or other eating disorders, they are actually quite normal and healthy people.

Brown and his colleagues have found that the more a person has experienced trauma, the more likely they are to be diagnosed with a “psychopathic personality” disorder.

“What we have found is that people with a personality disorder are more likely to be associated with symptoms of psychological distress,” Brown said.

“So, what we have shown is that the trauma is a very important predictor of psychological disorders.

And it’s actually the trauma that leads people to have psychological distress.”

Psychopath symptoms can be quite similar to other disorders.

They include hallucinations, delusions, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, aggressive behaviour, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Some people have been diagnosed with paranoid personality disorder, which involves thinking about yourself or others being a threat.

Brown’s book, Psychopath: The Inside Story of the Most Dangerous and Devious Man in America, was published in 2015 and has been hailed by mental health experts as “one of the most important books about the mental illness” of our time.

The book contains a wealth of information about psychopaths, from the origins of their disorder, to how psychopaths behave, how they think and what they think of others.

What Brown and others have discovered is that psychopaths are also very different to people with other types of mental illness.

They are not “crazy”.

Psychopath disorder is a mental disorder, but an overactive or exaggerated sense of self that is often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Psychopathy also involves a lack of empathy, which can include delusions, hallucinations and feelings of worthlessness.

Psychosis is a serious condition that can cause symptoms including hallucinations, psychosis, and delusions.

But despite their many similarities, psychopaths have a number of different features.

They can have an extreme personality and lack empathy, they have a history of abuse, they often have a lack or lack of social skills, and they can also be highly violent.

In his book, Brown wrote: “The fact that we are describing a psychopath who has had severe trauma, an intense experience, is a powerful marker of a psychotic disorder.”

A psychopath can have a “normal” personality, which is very much like most other people, but is severely impaired in many areas.

It is not uncommon for a psychopath to have difficulty concentrating, thinking clearly, or speaking clearly.

Psychoses are also at higher risk of substance abuse, and may also have an increased risk of depression and other mental health problems.

In fact, Brown’s research found that, while psychopaths had been diagnosed as “mildly psychotic” only a quarter of the time in their lifetime, it was almost twice as likely as non-psychopath people to be “slightly psychotic”.

Psychopathy and other psychiatric disorders are “very, very, very common in the general population,” Brown says.

“We don’t know why that is, but it is very, it is highly associated with substance abuse and other problems.”

A key problem in understanding psychopaths is that they often act as if they don’t have mental health issues at all, even though they are.

“If you have a psychopath, you don’t understand why they’re acting like that,” Brown told ABC Radio.

“You’re like, ‘oh, they don’t have a problem.

They just act like they don’.” And they don.

Psychotic symptoms are often linked to other psychiatric conditions, such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Brown argues that we need to take the time to understand the symptoms and understand how they relate to the symptoms they cause, and not just look at them as a result of a psychopath’s behaviour.

He believes the focus needs to shift from the symptoms to the disorder itself.

“Psychopaths have many similarities with the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia,” Brown explains.

“They are often psychotic, but they’re also not psychotic.” Psych