According to results of a poll about public perceptions and attitudes toward gay citizens across the Czech Republic, younger respondents, Prague residents and those who reported having a gay member of their regular social circle had the most positive views.

Respondents in rural areas of Prague said they thought it was better that things stay in the closet to avoid social problems. The ones in the lower socioeconomic class were most likely to have negative perceptions of homosexuals.

The Czech Republic legalized the right to gay marriage since 2006, one of the earliest countries in the European Union. In October 2016, the Government approved a proposal giving couples in registered partnerships the right to adopt their stepchildren. The bill now goes to Parliament where it must be debated and passed to become law.

The poll was conducted by the Public Opinion Research Center (CVVM).

 

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