The results – released on January 7th – showed that 60 per cent of the respondents said they agreed or very much agreed that there should be legal safeguards against discrimination based on sexual orientation in Hong Kong. It marked an increase from 56 per cent of respondents in a similar survey conducted by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) and CUHK in 2016.
Twenty-seven per cent said they were neutral on the question of LGBT+ legal protection. The remaining 12 per cent said they disagreed or very muh disagreed, representing a significant decrease from 35 per cent in the 2016 EOC-CUHK survey.
In another question, 49 per cent of the respondents said they agreed or very much agreed that homosexual people should be able to marry their partner. Twenty-eight per cent stayed neutral on the topic of same-sex marriage, while 23 per cent said they disagreed or very much disagreed with it.
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