Half of Czechs Tolerant of Homosexual Coming Out

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Some 48 percent of Czechs are of the view that admitting one's homosexuality does not cause any problems in a given town or village, according to a survey conducted by the CVVM polling institute in May and released on Friday.

The opposite view is held by 42 percent of Czechs, mostly elderly, residents of small municipalities and those with low education.

Three-fifths of Czechs believe that homosexuals should have the right to adopt the children of their partner.

The conviction that homosexuality causes no problems has been growing by the year. In 2008, the opinion was expressed by 37 percent, in 2013 by 41 percent and last year by 46 percent.

Concerning the rights of homosexuals, 75 percent of adult Czechs recognize the homosexuals' right to conclude registered partnership, while one-fifth is against it.

When it comes to homosexuals' marriages, the public is split about evenly. The idea is approved by 47 percent and disapproved by 48 percent.

The mentioned rights of homosexuals are more often supported by respondents in the age category 15 up to 44 years, respondents assessing their standard of living as good, people happier with his life and claiming to be center and right-wing political orientation.

The poll was conducted on a sample of 1,026 people between May 4 and 14.

Author: red

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