Most Spaniards agree with gay marriage
22 July 2004, MADRID – Two thirds of Spaniards agree with the introduction of gay marriage, according to a poll published Thursday.
22 July 2004
MADRID – Two thirds of Spaniards agree with the introduction of gay marriage, according to a poll published Thursday.
The poll showed that 66.2 percent supported gay marriage, which is expected to become legal by early next year after a bill brought in by the new Socialist administration.
Almost a half of those questioned, or 48.2 percent, said they also agreed with gay people adopting children.
However, 44.6 percent of those polled said they were against gay adoptions.
The poll was published by the Central Sociological Institute (CIS).
It found that 74.5 percent said they believed the well-being of the child was more important than the sexual orientation of the parents.
At least 47.6 said they were "very much" in agreement or "in agreement" with the proposal that gay couples could be good parents.
But 75 percent said they disagreed with the idea that gay copules could be better parents.
Nearly half of those questioned, or 42.9 percent, said they believed Spaniards were "tolerant enough" of homosexuality.
But 40.9 percent said they thought Spaniards were "not very tolerant" of the same issue.
At the same, 79 percent of those questioned said they thought homosexuality was as respectable as heterosexuality.
On other subjects, the poll found 40.6 percent thought Spaniards were tolerant of the issue of abortion. The majority thought they were "tolerant enough" of people of different religions and ideology.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news