According to a new poll released Monday, Spanish people disapprove of gays the least.
The Pew Research Center's latest “global morality survey” of 40 nations finds wide acceptance for gays among European Union (EU) countries, with Spain leading the way.
Only 6 percent of Spaniards say being gay is morally unacceptable, while 93 percent say it is either morally acceptable (55%) or not a moral issue (38%).
With one exception, Indonesia, where opposition tops 93 percent, all of the nations with the highest rates of opposition are found in Africa or the Middle East, including Ghana (98%), Egypt (95%), Jordan (95%), Palestinian territories (94%), Uganda (93%) and Tunisia (92%).
In the United States, 37 percent say being gay is morally unacceptable, while 58 percent say it is either morally acceptable (23%) or not a moral issue (35%). Greater support is found in Canada, where 80 percent say being gay is either morally acceptable (30%) or not a moral issue (50%). Only 15 percent of Canadians say being gay is morally unacceptable.
Large majorities in Russia (72%) and China (61%) also say homosexuality should be rejected.