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People in African countries overwhelming think homosexuality is ‘unacceptable’ compared to those living in Europe according to research by the Pew Centre. People in Spain are the most morally accepting, with only six per cent saying it’s unacceptable; Germany comes a close second with only 8 per cent saying it’s unacceptable.
The research shows that 98 per cent of those in Ghana, 95 per cent of those in Egypt and Jordan say ‘unacceptable’ when asked “Do you personally believe that homosexuality is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue?”
Canada and France are joint top for not thinking sexuality is a moral issue, with exactly half of the participants in each country asked saying it’s ‘not a moral issue’.
In the UK, 17 per cent of people (or one in six), people think homosexuality is ‘morally unacceptable’, 36 per cent say it’s morally acceptable, and the majority (43 per cent) say ‘it’s not a moral issue’. The Czech Republic have the highest proportion of those saying homosexuality is morally acceptable – with 56 per cent of those questioned saying it is.
Pew sampled a whopping 40,117 respondents in 40 countries worldwide.