Views of homosexuality are particularly positive in Spain 88% say it should be accepted by society, Germany 87%, Czech Republic 80%, Canada 80%, Australia 79%, France 77%, Britain 76%, Argentina 74%, Italy 74% and Philippines 73%.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds huge variance by region on the broader question of whether homosexuality should be accepted or rejected by society.
The survey of publics in 39 countries finds broad acceptance of homosexuality in North America, the European Union, and much of Latin America, but equally widespread rejection in predominantly Muslim nations and in Africa, as well as in parts of Asia and in Russia. Opinion about the acceptability of homosexuality is divided in Israel, Poland and Bolivia.
Attitudes about homosexuality have been fairly stable in recent years, except in South Korea, the United States and Canada, where the percentage saying homosexuality should be accepted by society has grown by at least ten percentage points since 2007. These are among the key findings of a new survey by the Pew Research Center conducted in 39 countries among 37,653 respondents from March 2 to May 1, 2013
- Global Acceptance of Homosexuality (pewglobal.org)
- The Global Divide on Homosexuality (pewglobal.org)