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Canada (80%), Israel (40%), Nigeria (1%) – See chart showing support of homosexuality worldwide

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Canada (80%), Israel (40%), Nigeria (1%) – See chart showing support of homosexuality worldwide

By Segun Odeleye

Last year, a Pew Research poll on the acceptance of homosexuality in countries around the world, showed that more secular and affluent countries were more likely to accept homosexuality than less secular and affluent ones.

The survey of publics in 39 countries asked people if society should accept homosexuality.

There was broad acceptance of homosexuality in North America, the European Union, and much of Latin America, but equally widespread rejection in predominantly Muslim nations and in Africa, as well as in parts of Asia and in Russia. Opinion about the acceptability of homosexuality is divided in Israel, Poland and Bolivia.

At least 90 per cent were opposed to homosexuality in African countries like Nigeria (98%), Senegal (96%), Ghana (96%), Uganda (96%) and Kenya (90%). Among the countries polled in Africa, South Africa had the highest number of people in support of society accepting homosexuality at 32 per cent.

Here’s a chart showing acceptance in countries around the world.

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