LITHUANIANS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS FAMILY RIGHTS OF THE SAME GENDER COUPLES
Public Opinion Analysis
Gediminas Navaitis
Vladas Gaidys
Published 2016-03-24
https://doi.org/10.15388/SocMintVei.2015.2.9868
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Keywords

homosexualism
family rights of the same gender couples
a representative survey

How to Cite

Navaitis G. and Gaidys V. (2016) “LITHUANIANS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS FAMILY RIGHTS OF THE SAME GENDER COUPLES”, Sociologija. Mintis ir veiksmas, 37(2), pp. 120-126. doi: 10.15388/SocMintVei.2015.2.9868.

Abstract

A discussion about family rights of the same sex couples plays an important role in a discourse of the family’s institution future. For this reason it is important to know the public opinion (attitudes) towards these rights (right to register a family, right to adopt and educate a child for homosexuals). In October 2014, a representative survey was carried out and 1005 adult respondents were interviewed. According to this sur­vey, majority of the population (86,3%) is against the possibility to register a marriage for homosexuals, and even more (94,8%) is against the possibility to adopt a child. More tolerant towards the rights of homosexu­als is the younger generation, people having university education, living in big towns (especially in Vilnius).

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