Survey shows Singaporeans more accepting of gay people
A survey published last month shows that Singaporeans became more tolerant of gay people from 2005 to 2010. The study published in the Asian Journal of Social Psychology showed that 64.5% of respondents held negative attitudes towards homosexuals in 2010, slightly less that the 68.6% in 2005. It also showed that the percentage of respondents with positive attitudes towards gay people rose from 22.9% in 2005 to 25.3% in 2010. 'Taken together, the results show a small but significant trend towards greater tolerance of homosexuals,' said Nanyang Technological University's Professor Benjamin Detenber, who led the research team.