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One third of polled Ukrainians support ban on sexual discrimination


These are the results of the survey made by GfK Ukraine and commissioned by AUCO Fulcrum in December 2014.

One third of polled Ukrainians support ban on sexual discrimination

According to a third of respondents aged 15-59 years (34.4%), Ukraine needs to pass a bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation (the question cited the explanation that it was about "to ban situations where the rights of persons with homosexual orientation are relatively limited in comparison with the rights of persons with heterosexual one").

Specifically, 20.8% of respondents believe that discrimination should be banned in all areas ( labor, family and inheritance law, etc.), and 13.5% say that it should be banned in certain areas (for example, only in place of work).

Moreover, almost the same number of respondents (36.6%) do not support this law – the difference between the share of adherents (34.4%) and opponents (36.6%) of the Act is not statistically significant.

29% of respondents could not express their attitude to this issue.

In Kiev, the Northern and Central regions’ share of supporters of the law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation exceeds the share of opponents, and in the West and South – on the contrary. In the East, the supporters and opponents are divided in half.

Among residents of cities with a population less than 500 thousands, the share of supporters for the law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation exceeds the share of opponents, urban residents – on the contrary. In the villages opinions are divided in half.

The only age group where the number of supporters of the law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation exceeds the number of opponents are people aged 15-19 years old. Other age groups are divided in half.

The survey was conducted by GfK Ukraine and commissioned by AUCO Fulcrum during 13-26 December 2014 by the method of personal interview at a respondent’s accomodation. During the survey, 1,000 people aged 15 to 59 years old in all regions of Ukraine (including Kyiv), except the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, were polled. In Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, the survey was conducted only in areas controlled by Ukraine. The sample is representative by gender, age, region and size of settlement. Statistical deviation does not exceed 3.2%.

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