Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

2016–2018
Date
34
Regions Surveyed


Full Survey Results

Afrobarometer, a pan-African, nonpartisan survey research network surveyed dozens of African countries regarding various social, economic, and pollical questions. Among the questions was one question about having homosexuals as neighbors. The possible responses were "strongly dislike", "somewhat dislike," "would not care," "somewhat like," and "strongly like." For simplicity, Equaldex combines "strongly dislike" and "somewhat dislike" as "not tolerate" and "strongly like," "somewhat like," and "would not care" as "tolerate." Respondents who did not answer or answered "don't know" are excluded from the results. Because of the number of countries surveyed, the survey periods varied by countries, ranging from December 2016 to September 2018.

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

Not tolerate
Tolerate
  1. 20%
    80%
  2. 28%
    70%
  3. 39%
    56%
  4. 4. Namibia
    44%
    54%
  5. 43%
    48%
  6. 59%
    40%
  7. 57%
    36%
  8. 8. Tunisia
    63%
    19%
  9. 9. Lesotho
    77%
    22%
  10. 10. Benin
    77%
    22%
  11. 11. Gabon
    79%
    20%
  12. 79%
    18%
  13. 13. Morocco
    78%
    15%
  14. 14. Eswatini
    81%
    18%
  15. 15. Sudan
    82%
    14%
  16. 16. Tanzania
    85%
    10%
  17. 17. Togo
    86%
    10%
  18. 18. Kenya
    86%
    9%
  19. 89%
    11%
  20. 20. Mali
    89%
    11%
  21. 21. Zimbabwe
    90%
    8%
  22. 22. Cameroon
    91%
    8%
  23. 23. Nigeria
    91%
    8%
  24. 24. Niger
    92%
    9%
  25. 91%
    8%
  26. 91%
    7%
  27. 27. Ghana
    93%
    7%
  28. 28. Guinea
    93%
    7%
  29. 29. Malawi
    94%
    5%
  30. 30. Senegal
    94%
    4%
  31. 31. Liberia
    95%
    5%
  32. 32. Zambia
    95%
    4%
  33. 33. Uganda
    96%
    3%
  34. 34. Gambia
    96%
    3%

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).