Publication
Title
Anti-gay sentiment among adolescents in Belgium and Canada : a comparative investigation into the role of gender and religion
Author
Abstract
Previous research has indicated that opposition toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trangender (LGBT) rights remains prevalent among Western populations. In this article, we investigate the determinants of anti-gay attitudes among adolescents in two liberal democracies, Belgium (n = 6,330) and Canada (n = 3,334). The analysis indicates that hostile feelings toward LGBT rights are particularly widespread among boys, while the effects of socioeconomic status and parental education remain limited. Various religious denominations proved to have a strong and significant negative impact on tolerance, with especially high scores for Islam. Religious practice, too, contributes to a negative attitude toward LGBT rights. The consequences of these findings with regard to tolerance for gay rights among Islamic youth in Western democracies are discussed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of homosexuality. - New York, N.Y., 1974, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2010
ISSN
0091-8369 [print]
1540-3602 [online]
Volume/pages
57:3(2010), p. 384-400
ISI
000275631800003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 20.10.2014
Last edited 13.06.2017