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Religion, Religiosity and the Attitudes Towards Homosexuality-A Multi-Level Analysis of 79 Countries.
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PMID:  25256802     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Although the attitudes towards homosexuality have become more liberal, particularly in industrialized Western countries, there is still a great deal of variance in terms of the worldwide levels of homonegativity. Using data from the two most recent waves of the World Values Survey (1999-2004, 2005-2009) this article seeks to explain this variance by means of a multi-level analysis of 79 countries. We include characteristics on the individual level, as age or gender, as well as aggregate variables linked to specificities of the nation-states. In particular, we focus on the religious denomination of a person and her religiosity in order to explain her attitude towards homosexuality. We find clear differences in levels of homonegativity among the followers of the individual religions.
Sebastian Jäckle; Georg Wenzelburger
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of homosexuality     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-3602     ISO Abbreviation:  J Homosex     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
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Created Date:  2014-9-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-9-27    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7502386     Medline TA:  J Homosex     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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