National Survey of Attitudes and Perceptions of Jamaicans Towards Same Sex Relationships – 2012
This study is a follow-up to a national survey of perceptions and attitudes towards same-sex relationships conducted in Jamaica in 2011. Data collection involved the administration of a questionnaire to a nationally representative sample of 1000, with a margin of error of +/- 4%, and two focus group discussions. The study reveals that females, higher educated persons and those who do not listen mostly to reggae and dancehall music are likely to have less negative attitudes towards homosexuals. Religious persons are seemingly becoming more tolerant, but positive attitudes towards homosexuals are still more likely found in less religious individuals. Young persons (35 and under) were found to be slightly less negative in their views than older persons.
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