The Most Gay-Friendly Country in the World is...
Spain, followed by Germany, Czech Republic, and Canada, new study finds
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2013 4:15 PM CDT
An activist in Ukraine's first gay pride demonstration seen through the rainbow flag during the action in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 25, 2013.   (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

(Newser) – The majority of Americans believe homosexuals should be accepted by society, but the US still lags well behind many other countries in western Europe and Latin America when it comes to gay-friendly attitudes, according to a new survey. Pew Research polled 39 countries on the acceptance of homosexuality, finding 60% of Americans were accepting, compared with 88% in Spain, 87% in Germany, and 80% in both the Czech Republic and Canada. Other positive countries were Australia (79%), France (77%), Britain (76%), Argentina (74%), Italy (74%), and the Philippines (73%).

Conversely, countries rejecting homosexuality in the study tended to be Muslim nations, including many African and Asian countries, reports the Washington Post. In most Middle East and sub-Saharan African countries surveyed, more than nine in 10 people surveyed said homosexuals should not be accepted. Support was just 1% in Nigeria, 2% in Tunisia and Pakistan, and 3% in Egypt, Ghana, Jordan and Indonesia. Click to see the full results at Pew Research.

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Jun 9, 2013 10:58 AM CDT
BCS u have a point. The week in review: Gays= important concern. War, slavery, injustice, torture, deceit all no biggy
Jun 9, 2013 4:59 AM CDT
On the gun issue: you are going to have gun deaths in huge numbers in this country so long as there is not universal gun registration. If I can buy a gun over the net, at a gun show, or in a state with few restrictions, then I can sell it, give it, bring it to a city with many restrictions. How many people got killed two days ago in CA with the semi? Now if NY has tough gun laws, it does not matter if I were crimminal and were able to get guns from Mississippi. The notion that cities with resrtr45ictions have many gun and deaths is just dumb. Cities have many crimminals and those bad folks get guns from elsewhere because there is no universal checks in place. If you are against a universal check, that is your arguement and that is ok. But it is stupid to argue about guns without accepting what happens when there is no universal law in place.
Jun 9, 2013 1:26 AM CDT
One day, maybe we can achieve 100% acceptance for homosexuals. This way we can all experience endless debt equally, living in unity under bridges and in tent cities, while being spied on, together.