Justifiability of homosexuality

Date
2005-2009
Regions Surveyed
54

Full Survey Results

From 2005 to 2009, 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
52.3%
19.6%
  1. 1. Sweden
    6.98%
    74.78%
  2. 2. Andorra
    10.07%
    71.98%
  3. 3. Norway
    11.12%
    66.44%
  4. 14.26%
    57.53%
  5. 18.76%
    58.76%
  6. 6. France
    21.48%
    47.85%
  7. 7. Spain
    14.33%
    40.42%
  8. 8. Germany
    18.7%
    41.18%
  9. 9. Finland
    29.68%
    42.31%
  10. 10. Canada
    25.05%
    32.95%
  11. 11. Australia
    28.78%
    35.05%
  12. 12. Uruguay
    22.3%
    28.5%
  13. 26.9%
    31.89%
  14. 28.62%
    28.3%
  15. 15. Slovenia
    33.27%
    32.11%
  16. 16. Argentina
    32.24%
    29.94%
  17. 17. Chile
    33.8%
    23.5%
  18. 18. Japan
    33.85%
    19.25%
  19. 19. Serbia
    42.3%
    25.82%
  20. 38.43%
    20.26%
  21. 21. Mexico
    40.77%
    21.92%
  22. 22. Brazil
    42.73%
    17.07%
  23. 23. Hungary
    44.49%
    17.68%
  24. 24. Bulgaria
    44.56%
    15.28%
  25. 25. Cyprus
    52.76%
    16.67%
  26. 26. Taiwan
    50.86%
    13.61%
  27. 27. India
    47.83%
    10.44%
  28. 28. Colombia
    55.83%
    16.4%
  29. 29. Hong Kong
    54.87%
    11.02%
  30. 30. Italy
    55.34%
    10.97%
  31. 31. Poland
    57.8%
    9.1%
  32. 32. Mali
    62.71%
    11.6%
  33. 33. Guatemala
    63.6%
    9%
  34. 64.73%
    7.43%
  35. 35. Malaysia
    62.86%
    4.41%
  36. 36. Ukraine
    62.1%
    3%
  37. 37. Thailand
    63.17%
    2.93%
  38. 38. Russia
    67.73%
    6.35%
  39. 68.17%
    5.08%
  40. 40. Zambia
    71.93%
    6.93%
  41. 41. Moldova
    71.61%
    4.21%
  42. 42. Romania
    73.87%
    4.62%
  43. 43. Vietnam
    74.52%
    1.4%
  44. 44. China
    76.04%
    2.21%
  45. 79.44%
    1.7%
  46. 82.07%
    3.85%
  47. 47. Turkey
    84.84%
    1.41%
  48. 48. Ghana
    87.61%
    3.65%
  49. 49. Iran
    92.13%
    2.62%
  50. 50. Indonesia
    93.05%
    1.69%
  51. 51. Rwanda
    93.43%
    1.79%
  52. 52. Ethiopia
    94.87%
    2.13%
  53. 53. Georgia
    96.93%
    0.07%
  54. 54. Jordan
    99.5%
    0.17%

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).