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Cross-national public opinion about homosexuality : examining attitudes across the globe

Author: Amy Adamczyk
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Why are there big differences in attitudes about homosexuality? Using survey data from almost 90 societies, this book shows that cross-national differences in attitudes can largely be explained by  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Adamczyk
ISBN: 9780520288751 0520288750 9780520288768 0520288769
OCLC Number: 982125699
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xi, 291 Seiten. : Diagramme, Karten.
Contents: List of Illustrations Introduction: Patterns across Nations, Mixed Methods, and the Selection of Countries PART ONE. PUBLIC OPINION ACROSS THE WORLD 1. The Importance of Religion, and the Role of Individual Differences 2. The Importance of Democracy and Economic Development PART TWO. COMPARATIVE CASE STUDIES FOR UNDERSTANDING ATTITUDES 3. Shaping Attitudes in Protestant Nations: A Comparison of the United States, Uganda, and South Africa 4. Understanding Views in Muslim Countries: An Analysis of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Turkey 5. The Relatively Liberal Views of People from Catholic- Majority Countries: An Examination of Spain, Italy, and Brazil PART THREE. VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY IN EAST ASIA 6. Investigating Public Opinion in Confucian Nations: Buddhism and the Importance of Family Ties in East Asia 7. Shaping Attitudes in Taiwan: A Case Study (OK, but Not in My Family) Conclusion: Other Religions, Outliers, and the Future Appendix A. Countries Included in the WVS HLM Analysis, by Homosexuality Laws as of 2015 and the Nation's Dominant Religion Appendix B. WVS Data and Hierarchical Models Appendix C. Additional Macro-Level Indicators Appendix D. Details on the Content Analysis of Newspaper Articles Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Amy Adamczyk.


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