This is a very interesting insight on the topic of homosexuality. With new laws concerning the legalization of “Gay Marriage” being debated in various countries today, it is quite evident that the world is changing rapidly.
The question is How Rapidly?
A research study carried out by the PEW research center on global attitudes toward homosexuality recently took place where 39 people from different countries around the world were asked a simple question – Should Society Accept Homosexuality?
The result of this survey is revealed in the map above. Already, it is clearly evident that Africa is Anti-Gay. Well except South Africa, famous for its gay rights movement, where 32 percent answered “Yes” accepting Homosexuality.
In Contrast, Only 1% of Nigerians answered “Yes” a whopping 98% answered “No”.
Muslim-majority countries such as Egypt and most of the middle-east also tended to reject homosexuality, (Which is understandable) with less than 10 percent answering “Yes”. The only exception is Lebanon, although the country is only about two-thirds Muslim. Only 2 percent of Pakistanis and Tunisians – who are generally considered multicultural by Middle-east standards – said society should accept gays.
Even Christian majority countries such as Ghana and Uganda were totally against homosexuality being accepted in the society.
The two most accepting countries are Spain and Germany, with 88 and 87 percent each answering “Yes.”
In Russia, only a tiny 16 percent answered “Yes”. It doesn’t take long to find evidence. On Saturday, a Russian official announced that the country would ban same-sex couples from adopting children. On Monday, a Russian airport official was beaten to death for being gay.
Overall, the U.S. also lags behind much of the Western world, with only 60 percent answering “Yes.” But in U.S. states now allowing same-sex marriage those states are ahead of much of Europe on gay rights.
What is your opinion? Should Africa Join the rest of the world ? Should homosexuality be accepted in the society or not?
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For a more detailed analysis of the research study, please visit here