Survey Ranks UK as Sixth Most Tolerant Towards Homosexuality

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22nd April 2014 12:13 - Public Consultation

American based research agency, The Pew Research Centre, has recently published findings from a survey that charts people’s opinions on social issues including same-sex relationships, abortion and extramarital affairs.

It shows that, among Britons, a fifth (17%) thought homosexuality was immoral – in stark contrast to the most intolerant country, Ghana (98%). A third (36%) of Brits also felt homosexuality was morally acceptable while the remainder (43%) said it was “not a moral issue”.

The five countries more tolerant than Britain were Canada, The Czech Republic, France, Germany and Spain, where only 6% felt homosexuality was immoral.

In most of the forty nations polled, half or more of the people questioned said homosexuality was unacceptable. In seven countries, 90% or more said this.

Britons, however, were much less laid back about extramarital affairs, with three quarters (76%) saying they were immoral, placing the UK 19th most tolerant of the 40 countries, behind Russia, a country not renowned for its social liberalism.

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