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3 Sep 2014

Gallup Poll shows mixed attitudes to LGBT in Asia


A Gallup Poll survey of global attitudes toward the LGBT community shows that in many Asian countries questions regarding gay and lesbian people were even too sensitive to be asked.

The survey, conducted in 123 countries, listed countries in order of most gay-friendly to least gay-friendly by asking residents: “Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place to live for gay or lesbian people?”

However, the question in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iran, Nigeria, Bahrain, Bhutan, Iraq, Kuwait, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen was deemed too sensitive to be asked.

Pakistan in south Asia rated the least LGBT friendly country along with Senegal in Africa.

Indonesia and Afghanistan in Asia ranked the second lowest.

Nonetheless the survey did show that not all countries in Asia were anti-gay. Taiwan was ranked the world’s 39th most LGBT friendly country and were 39 percent of Taiwanese respondents said they welcomed LGBT people.

Results showed that in Thailand 52 percent respondents said it was not a good place to live in for gay and lesbian people and 41 percent said the same in Vietnam while 49 said that of Israel and 43 percent in India.

In Japan 28 percent said it was a good place for gays and lesbians to live in and the Philippines that number was 58 percent.

The most LGBT friendly country in the Gallup Poll ranking was the Netherlands with more than 8/10 saying the country is good for gays and lesbians.

Results were based on telephone and face-to-face interviews last year with some 1,000 adults in each country, aged 15 and older.

Reader's Comments

1. 2014-09-06 13:04  
My neigbours are not rich, but they collect money by money for years for traveling, Why?
Because the travelling packed with Death and alive issue and also having "something".

Here you gay should able to see the stream
And decision can be brought : making synergy stream or counter stream because every stream having weakness.
This is the point. that you can take benefit from every stream

You gay should not be like little girl that looking for protection but you should able to stand, create power.
you should also undersand, why Anti-gay is acually? is that strategy?
what is the implication?

That why it is very important to have formal gay schools to empower gay and should not creating gay that always looking for protection
This it to citizenship maximizing

you may see why you do not like other gay?
No. gay do not created directly
it is because of system and Law
then you gay should be in consciousness for never fight another gay because you know the root case
Comment edited on 2014-09-06 13:41:31

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