Western countries most favorable to gays, African countries least favorable: Gallup

UN FlagsWASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) — Hospitable attitudes toward gays range widely worldwide, from as high as 83 percent in the Netherlands to as low as 1 percent in Senegal, with Africa in general unfavorable toward gays, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.` The Netherlands, where more than eight in 10 residents say their local communities are good places for gays or lesbians to live, was also the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001.

As of 2013, other European nations also told Gallup their countries are good places for gays to live, with Iceland coming in second at 82 percent, Spain at 79 percent, the United Kingdom at 77 percent and Belgium at 74 percent.

In general, residents of wealthier Western countries where gays and lesbians continue to thrive, both legally and culturally, are more likely to say their communities are good places for them to live. In many places, growing acceptance of same-sex relationships has resulted in greater legal rights and protections for gay and lesbian people, which in turn may advance the idea that such communities are good places for them to live…Continued Below…

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