A Pew Research Center poll found broad support across religious groups for allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.
Only 27 percent of Americans oppose lifting the "don't ask, don't tell" policy and almost every religious group surveyed supports lifting the ban.
Only white evangelicals (48 percent) came close to having a majority opposed to changing the policy.
White mainline Protestants (62 percent), black Protestants (52 percent) and Roman Catholics (66 percent) all favor allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly.
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