According to a new poll released
Monday, Spanish people disapprove of gays the least.
The Pew Research Center's latest
morality survey” of 40 nations finds wide acceptance for gays
among European Union (EU) countries, with Spain leading the way.
Only 6 percent of Spaniards say being
gay is morally unacceptable, while 93 percent say it is either
morally acceptable (55%) or not a moral issue (38%).
With one exception, Indonesia, where
opposition tops 93 percent, all of the nations with the highest rates
of opposition are found in Africa or the Middle East, including Ghana
(98%), Egypt (95%), Jordan (95%), Palestinian territories (94%),
Uganda (93%) and Tunisia (92%).
In the United States, 37 percent say
being gay is morally unacceptable, while 58 percent say it is either
morally acceptable (23%) or not a moral issue (35%). Greater support
is found in Canada, where 80 percent say being gay is either morally
acceptable (30%) or not a moral issue (50%). Only 15 percent of
Canadians say being gay is morally unacceptable.
Large majorities in Russia (72%) and
China (61%) also say homosexuality should be rejected.