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The majority of Russians (56 percent) have a negative attitude towards people with different sexual orientation, but nearly half are in favor of equal rights with them. This is evidenced by the results of the survey “Levada-Center”, reports “Interfax”.
31 percent of respondents claimed that would stop communication with the person if he found out that he is a member of the LGBT community. This neutral attitude towards gays and lesbians said 38 percent of respondents, and only three percent said that the attitude towards sexual minorities positive.
Opinions on whether to have LGBT people the same rights as other Russians, had been almost equally divided: for equality have been 47 percent, against 43 percent.
Only eight percent of respondents admitted that they have familiar people with different sexual orientation, 89 percent said that in their circle of friends, there are none. 45 percent of Russians know nothing about violence against gays and lesbians, and 20 percent believe that these are isolated cases, and 13 percent believe that violence against the LGBT community is widespread in the country.
The survey was held from 18 to 23 April 2019, the participants were 1625 persons over the age of 18 of 137 localities in Russia.
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