Justifiability of homosexuality

2017-2022
Date
88
Regions Surveyed


Full Survey Results

From 2017 to 2022, the World Values Survey surveyed thousands of individuals in many countries about various topics. In this question, respondents were asked: "Please tell me for each of the following actions whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between?" and were able to rate how justifiable they believe homosexuality is on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being "never justifiable" and 10 being "always justifiable"). Equaldex categorized a response of 1-3 as "not justifiable" and 8-10 as "justifiable." Respondents who selected 4-7 and those that did not answer are omitted from Equaldex's visualization of this data.

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

Not justifiable
Justifiable
Survey Average
51.3%
22.8%
  1. 1. Iceland
    3.67%
    82.49%
  2. 2. Denmark
    5.76%
    82.55%
  3. 3. Sweden
    8.01%
    79.72%
  4. 4.96%
    75.1%
  5. 5. Norway
    9.53%
    75.6%
  6. 6. Andorra
    8.47%
    66.73%
  7. 7. Canada
    9.63%
    62.49%
  8. 8. Germany
    13.17%
    64.41%
  9. 12.83%
    61.96%
  10. 12.76%
    60.89%
  11. 11. Australia
    14.89%
    58.03%
  12. 12. Finland
    18.03%
    58.52%
  13. 15.8%
    54.3%
  14. 14. Spain
    16.2%
    52.73%
  15. 15. Austria
    17.14%
    52.15%
  16. 19.91%
    52.8%
  17. 17. France
    18.03%
    47.29%
  18. 18. Japan
    15.08%
    43.31%
  19. 19. Uruguay
    24%
    49.2%
  20. 20.37%
    43.12%
  21. 25.12%
    43.61%
  22. 22. Italy
    22.13%
    34.62%
  23. 23. Argentina
    21.64%
    25.62%
  24. 33.54%
    37%
  25. 25. Slovenia
    32.87%
    34.63%
  26. 26. Vietnam
    22.75%
    24.08%
  27. 27. Macau
    26.3%
    20.82%
  28. 28. Slovakia
    30.88%
    23.03%
  29. 29. Brazil
    33.14%
    25.03%
  30. 30. Chile
    28.5%
    20.1%
  31. 31. Hong Kong
    29.83%
    18.17%
  32. 32. Portugal
    34.39%
    19.82%
  33. 33. Greece
    38.33%
    21.08%
  34. 40.08%
    18.92%
  35. 35. Mexico
    42.79%
    19.41%
  36. 36. Taiwan
    41.21%
    17.09%
  37. 37. Venezuela
    48.66%
    23.28%
  38. 38. Thailand
    50.53%
    22.47%
  39. 39. Poland
    52.43%
    21.72%
  40. 40. Colombia
    51.64%
    20.33%
  41. 41. Cyprus
    46.4%
    13%
  42. 42. Estonia
    50.23%
    15.8%
  43. 43. Hungary
    54.25%
    17.51%
  44. 44. Ecuador
    52.67%
    13.67%
  45. 45. Guatemala
    53.95%
    14.89%
  46. 46. Mongolia
    44.87%
    4.88%
  47. 47. Latvia
    57.87%
    12.89%
  48. 48. Bolivia
    54.52%
    9.53%
  49. 49. Singapore
    58.6%
    13.02%
  50. 50. Malaysia
    56.05%
    9.98%
  51. 51. Croatia
    61.82%
    14.74%
  52. 52. Nicaragua
    61.17%
    12.83%
  53. 53. Iraq
    55.83%
    2.08%
  54. 54. Kenya
    65.17%
    10.43%
  55. 55. Serbia
    67.11%
    10.09%
  56. 56. Peru
    64.86%
    7.21%
  57. 61.37%
    3.05%
  58. 58. Ukraine
    62.36%
    3.1%
  59. 59. Lithuania
    64.42%
    4.96%
  60. 60. Bulgaria
    65.84%
    4.28%
  61. 61. Morocco
    68%
    6.08%
  62. 62. Russia
    71.41%
    5.84%
  63. 63. Belarus
    73.51%
    6.85%
  64. 70.85%
    2.82%
  65. 65. Romania
    74.97%
    4.98%
  66. 78.62%
    6.71%
  67. 67. China
    80.4%
    6.75%
  68. 68. Ethiopia
    79.59%
    5.85%
  69. 69. Turkey
    78.1%
    2.82%
  70. 70. Albania
    82.05%
    6.05%
  71. 71. Lebanon
    79.17%
    2.67%
  72. 84.36%
    3.09%
  73. 87.95%
    5.48%
  74. 74. Zimbabwe
    90.21%
    5.84%
  75. 75. Myanmar
    86%
    0.75%
  76. 87.25%
    1.92%
  77. 77. Pakistan
    88.47%
    2.56%
  78. 78. Iran
    90.19%
    2.87%
  79. 88.55%
    0.44%
  80. 80. Indonesia
    90.66%
    2.34%
  81. 89.42%
    0.08%
  82. 82. Georgia
    91.41%
    0.99%
  83. 83. Armenia
    92.88%
    1.54%
  84. 84. Libya
    92.14%
    0.75%
  85. 85. Nigeria
    94.26%
    2.02%
  86. 86. Tunisia
    93.96%
    0.75%
  87. 87. Jordan
    95.34%
    0.58%
  88. 88. Maldives
    96.25%
    1.44%

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).