POLL: Majority Supports Allowing Gays Into Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America decided today to delay reconsideration of its anti-gay policy so it can gather more feedback, but a new poll from Quinnipiac provides an immediate answer to the question. According to the poll, 55 percent of American voters support the BSA dropping its policy, while 33 percent feel it should keep it. Support for a more inclusive policy is particularly strong among women (61-27) and Catholics (63-25), whereas white evangelical Protestants oppose gay scouts (56-33). A Gallup poll in December had a less positive response for gay Scouts.