04/18/2014 04:59 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Pew's Global Views On Morality Poll Examines Homosexuality As A Moral Issue

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Great news for Spain's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community: the nation tops a list of 40 countries most accepting of homosexuality, according to a Pew Research Center's Global Views on Morality poll.

Fifty-five percent of Spanish participants surveyed in the poll described homosexuality as "morally acceptable," while 38 percent deemed it "not a moral issue." Just six percent felt that homosexuality was "morally unacceptable."

The results were less optimistic in nations like Ghana and Russia, where 98 percent and 72 percent of participants deemed homosexuality "morally unacceptable," respectively. In the United States, 35 percent felt that homosexuality was "not a moral issue," while 37 percent described it as "morally unacceptable." Twenty-three percent of Americans felt it was "morally acceptable," according to the poll.

The Global Views on Morality survey also examined national views on issues like extramarital affairs, abortion and alcohol consumption. You can read more about the survey here.

Take a look at a selection of findings from the survey below.



Global Views On Homosexuality