Very few Norwegians have negative attitudes toward queer people, new reports shows

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A new report shows that Norwegians today have significantly better attitudes toward queer people than in previous surveys.

This is the fourth time that the Directorate for Children, Youth, and Families (Bufdir) has issued a report examining attitudes toward queer people. The first report was issued in 2008.

“In 2008, just under half of the population answered that they were positive about gay men and lesbian women, while the share in 2022 is well over 60%. About 1 in 3 people answered said they have neither positive nor negative attitudes, while very few have negative attitudes towards gays, lesbians, and bisexuals “, it is stated in the report.

Bufdir’s department manager, Anna Bjørshol, told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that the recent Oslo attack shows that there is still a way to go.

“Working for equality and against discrimination, hate speech, and violence is something we all have to do every day throughout the year,” she said.

The report shows that more people have negative attitudes towards gay men than women.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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