Thursday, July 27, 2023

How people view same-sex marriage around the world

A Pew Research Center report evaluating support for same-sex marriage in 24 countries around the world shows how it differs based region, religion, and other factors.

Sweden leads the way, with 92% of respondents backing marriage equality, according to the research. Nigeria, meanwhile, is at the other end of the spectrum, with just 2% of the population in support of marriage rights for queer people.

In addition to Sweden’s pro-marriage stance, the country is closely followed by the Netherlands (89%), Spain (87%), France (82%) and Germany (80%). In the United Kingdom, 73% of adults support gay marriage, but, in Italy, gay marriage, which has been a headline in the news and politics since the election of Giorgia Meloni, is not legal, despite 74% of adults being in favor of it. 

In the United States, support for gay marriage is at 63%, but the support is fragmented depending on political beliefs, religion, and other areas. Democrats are nearly two times more likely than Republicans to support marriage equality, 82% vs. 44%.

In the Americas, support is also generally above the halfway mark. Aside from the United States, support for same-sex marriage is 79% in Canada, 63% in Mexico, 67% in Argentina, and 52% in Brazil.

In Asia, marriage support sits at 75% among adults in Australia and 74% in Japan, though it is still not legal in Japan. In India, 53% of adults are in favor of same-sex marriage, which is currently in the process of being decided in their Supreme Court. 

Africa and the Middle East (except Israel) remain among the least supportive of gay marriage

Check the repoprt here.

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