Justifiability of homosexuality

2017-2020
Date
79
Regions Surveyed


Full Survey Results

From 2017 to 2020, 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
  1. 1. Iceland
    4%
    85%
  2. 2. Denmark
    6%
    86%
  3. 6%
    80%
  4. 4. Sweden
    8%
    81%
  5. 5. Norway
    10%
    78%
  6. 6. Andorra
    9%
    75%
  7. 7. Canada
    10%
    69%
  8. 8. Germany
    13%
    68%
  9. 13%
    66%
  10. 15%
    62%
  11. 11. Australia
    15%
    62%
  12. 12. Finland
    18%
    63%
  13. 13. Spain
    16%
    60%
  14. 16%
    57%
  15. 15. Austria
    17%
    58%
  16. 16. Japan
    15%
    50%
  17. 17. France
    18%
    51%
  18. 25%
    49%
  19. 25%
    48%
  20. 20. Italy
    22%
    44%
  21. 21. Argentina
    22%
    36%
  22. 22. Vietnam
    23%
    32%
  23. 23. Slovenia
    33%
    40%
  24. 34%
    40%
  25. 25. Macau
    26%
    30%
  26. 26. Slovakia
    28%
    31%
  27. 27. Chile
    28%
    29%
  28. 28. Hong Kong
    30%
    27%
  29. 29. Brazil
    33%
    29%
  30. 30. Portugal
    34%
    26%
  31. 31. Greece
    38%
    28%
  32. 40%
    25%
  33. 33. Mexico
    43%
    24%
  34. 34. Taiwan
    41%
    22%
  35. 35. Thailand
    51%
    26%
  36. 36. Colombia
    52%
    24%
  37. 37. Poland
    52%
    24%
  38. 38. Cyprus
    46%
    17%
  39. 39. Estonia
    50%
    19%
  40. 40. Hungary
    54%
    20%
  41. 41. Guatemala
    54%
    19%
  42. 42. Ecuador
    53%
    18%
  43. 43. Malaysia
    56%
    15%
  44. 44. Bolivia
    55%
    13%
  45. 45. Singapore
    59%
    17%
  46. 46. Croatia
    62%
    17%
  47. 47. Nicaragua
    61%
    16%
  48. 48. Iraq
    56%
    4%
  49. 61%
    8%
  50. 50. Serbia
    67%
    12%
  51. 51. Lithuania
    65%
    9%
  52. 52. Peru
    65%
    9%
  53. 53. Ukraine
    62%
    6%
  54. 54. Bulgaria
    66%
    7%
  55. 55. Russia
    71%
    8%
  56. 56. Belarus
    74%
    9%
  57. 71%
    5%
  58. 58. Romania
    75%
    7%
  59. 79%
    8%
  60. 60. China
    80%
    8%
  61. 61. Turkey
    78%
    5%
  62. 62. Ethiopia
    80%
    6%
  63. 63. Lebanon
    79%
    5%
  64. 64. Albania
    82%
    7%
  65. 84%
    5%
  66. 88%
    6%
  67. 67. Zimbabwe
    90%
    7%
  68. 87%
    3%
  69. 69. Myanmar
    86%
    1%
  70. 70. Pakistan
    89%
    3%
  71. 71. Iran
    90%
    4%
  72. 72. Indonesia
    91%
    3%
  73. 89%
    1%
  74. 89%
    0%
  75. 75. Georgia
    91%
    2%
  76. 76. Armenia
    93%
    2%
  77. 77. Nigeria
    94%
    2%
  78. 78. Tunisia
    94%
    1%
  79. 79. Jordan
    95%
    1%

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).