A 2020 study reveals that Hungarians, among almost all of the V4 countries, are not as accepting of homosexuality as we would have thought. Less than half of the Hungarian respondents agreed with the statement that homosexuality should be accepted by society.
Kafkadesk spotted the interesting survey examining people’s acceptance of homosexuality in different countries.
The Pew Research Centre conducted an international study examining acceptance of homosexuality in various countries. As probably expected, opinions vary according to country, region, and economic development.
Results reveal that people living in Western Europe and the Americas are generally more accepting of homosexuality, in contrast with Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, where people have a more dismissive attitude. Unfortunately, Hungary is no exception.
It turns out that the Czech Republic is the only V4 country where the majority of respondents (59%) think that homosexuality should be accepted by society. In the other three, in Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia, less than half of the participants agreed with that statement.
According to the 2020 survey, only 49% of Hungarian respondents believe that homosexuality should be accepted by society, 39% are explicitly opposed to homosexuality being accepted, and the rest of the respondents either did not answer or did not know.
The same percentage in Poland is 47% vs. 46% in Slovakia.
It is important to mention that the majority of young respondents (aged 18-29) thought society should accept homosexuality (Czech Republic – 75%, Hungary – 65%, Slovakia – 61%, Poland – 60%), and it was mainly the older generation who thought otherwise.
Unfortunately, Hungary was not included in the previous survey conducted in 2013, so we cannot compare data.
For more detailed information, please check out the Pew Research Centre’s original study here.
Source: www.kafkadesk.org; www.pewresearch.org