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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Public opinion about homosexuality varies substantially around the world. While residents in some nations have embraced gay rights as human rights, people in many other countries find homosexuality unacceptable. What creates such big differences in attitudes? This book shows that cross-national differences in opinion can be explained by the strength of democratic institutions, the level of economic development, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Adamczyk
ISBN: 9780520963597 0520963598
OCLC Number: 1127425965
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 291 p.)
Contents: The importance of religion, and the role of individual differences --
The importance of democracy and economic development --
Shaping attitudes in Protestant nations : a comparison of the United States, Uganda, and South Africa --
Understanding views in Muslim countries : an analysis of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Turkey --
The relatively liberal views of people from majority Catholic countries : an examination of Spain, Italy, and Brazil --
Investigating public opinion in Asian nations : Buddhism, Confucianism, and the importance of family ties in East Asia --
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 WVS analysis by 2015 homosexuality laws and the nation's dominant religion --
Appendix B. WVS data and hierarchical models --
Appendix C. Additional macro-level indicators --
Appendix D. Details on content analysis of newspaper articles.
Responsibility: Amy Adamczyk.

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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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