November 13, 2006

Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in African Countries

98%

That’s the percentage of the public in both Kenya and Nigeria that says that homosexuality can never be justified. In the U.S. half of the public, including 80% of pentecostals, take that view.

In both Kenya and Nigeria, 98% of the public say that homosexuality can never be justified, according to a recent Pew Forum survey. Conservative views extend to other social issues in these countries as well, as a majority of both Kenyan and Nigerian publics surveyed said that divorce and the consumption of alcohol are never justified. In the U.S., 50% of all adults surveyed, including 80% of pentecostals, said homosexuality can never be justified. Read More