Thursday, 2 November 2017

15% of Australians think gays should be charged as criminals - global survey

Although it's lower than other countries at 15% I find that number quite high for Australia. This is from a global attitude survey done this year.

What's galling is that those people, who have no idea who David and I are, just got to vote on our personal relationship.
More than one in four people across the world think people engaging in same-sex relationships should be charged as criminals, according to a new survey of 77 countries and territories. 

However, there were major divisions in attitudes towards the criminalisation of those engaging in same-sex relationships when broken down across regions, the 2017 Ilga-Riwi global attitudes survey to sexual and gender minorities found. 

Almost half of respondents (45%) in the 15 African countries surveyed said those who have same-sex relationships should be charged as criminals, a sentiment shared by 36% of respondents in the Middle East. 

At the other end of the spectrum, 15% of respondents from Australia and New Zealand said they agreed with this sentiment, along with 19% of participants in North America (the US and Canada combined), South America and western Europe. The Guardian