Survey: Majority of Hong Kong people does not accept homosexuality

Hong Kong – More than seven out of 10 Hong Kong people regard homosexuality as unacceptable in society, according to a social survey released Tuesday.

Homosexual relationships were unacceptable, 72.4 per cent of respondents said in the survey of 3,000 people. Only 8.5 per cent of men and 13.7 per cent of women said they could accept homosexuality in society.

Among people aged 18 to 34, 22.6 per cent of women and 11.8 per cent of men said homosexuality was acceptable. Around 65 per cent of people in that younger age group said homosexuality was unacceptable.

The survey by the government-funded Women’s Commission shows stubbornly traditional views on personal morality in the city, where many gays keep their sexual orientation secret from their families.

Researchers also found that 80 per cent of respondents believed both sexes should contribute to family finances but less than 50 per cent believed men should do more housework than they currently do.




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