Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)

2016-2017
Date
29
Regions Surveyed


Full Survey Results

In 2016 and 2017, AmericasBarometer surveyed people in North and South America about a range of topics, including how acceptable they felt it was for homosexuals to serve in public office. Participants were asked to rank their answer on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "strongly disapprove" and 10 being "strongly approve." Equaldex categories all responses from 1-5 as "disapprove" and all responses from 6-10 as "approve."

Question: "How strongly do you approve or disapprove of [homosexuals] running for public office?"

Disapprove
Approve
  1. 1. Canada
    20%
    80%
  2. 2. Uruguay
    21%
    79%
  3. 27%
    73%
  4. 4. Chile
    34%
    67%
  5. 5. Brazil
    36%
    64%
  6. 36%
    64%
  7. 44%
    57%
  8. 8. Mexico
    44%
    56%
  9. 51%
    49%
  10. 10. Colombia
    53%
    47%
  11. 11. Bolivia
    57%
    44%
  12. 12. Nicaragua
    59%
    42%
  13. 13. Ecuador
    59%
    41%
  14. 14. Peru
    61%
    39%
  15. 15. Honduras
    62%
    38%
  16. 62%
    38%
  17. 17. Panama
    62%
    38%
  18. 18. Paraguay
    65%
    35%
  19. 66%
    34%
  20. 20. Guatemala
    68%
    32%
  21. 21. Guyana
    74%
    26%
  22. 22. Grenada
    76%
    24%
  23. 78%
    23%
  24. 24. Jamaica
    78%
    22%
  25. 79%
    22%
  26. 79%
    21%
  27. 27. Dominica
    82%
    18%
  28. 89%
    11%
  29. 29. Haiti
    90%
    10%

Regions are ranked by the percentage of "support" responses out of the total responses (excluding participants who answered "don't know" or refused to answer).