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General News of Saturday, 19 April 2014

Source: GHP

And the world's most unaccepting nation for gays is...

Bad news for Ghana's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community: the nation is bottom of a list of 40 countries most accepting of homosexuality, according to a Pew Research Center's Global Views on Morality poll.

98 percent of Ghanaians felt homosexually was "morally unacceptable," while only one percent felt it was "morally acceptable" (the remaining 1 percent felt it was "not a moral issue").

Closest to Ghana was Russia, where 72 percent of participants deemed homosexuality "morally unacceptable.

The results were more optimistic in nations like Spain, USA and UK

Fifty-five percent of Spanish participants surveyed in the poll described homosexuality as "morally acceptable," while 38 percent deemed it "not a moral issue." Just six percent felt that homosexuality was "morally unacceptable."

In the United States, 35 percent felt that homosexuality was "not a moral issue," while 37 percent described it as "morally unacceptable." Twenty-three percent of Americans felt it was "morally acceptable," according to the poll.

In Britain, 43 percent polled described homosexuality as "not a moral issue," while 36 percent felt it was "morally acceptable

The Global Views on Morality survey also examined national views on issues like extramarital affairs, abortion and alcohol consumption. You can read more about the survey here.