Attitudes in SG
What are Singaporeans open to?
A paper released by the Institute of Policy Studies suggests that Singaporean attitudes towards gay sex, marriage and adoption remain conservative.
For the report - led by Dr Mathew Mathews andtitled "Religiosity and the Management of Religious Harmony" - 3,128 respondents from a cross section of religions and those with no stated religion were asked their views on different subjects.
Overall, 78.2 per cent of Singaporeans surveyed think sex between two adults of the same sex is "almost always or always wrong", and that 72.9 per cent felt the same about gay marriage.
When it came to adoption of children by gay couples, the percentage of those against it fell to 61.1 per cent.
- Figures indicate those who are against the statement
Almost always or always wrong
Sex with someone other than marriage partner
Sex between two adults of the same sex
Pregnancy outside of marriage
Adoption of child by gay couple
Sex before marriage
Living with a partner before marriage
"This does seem to show that our society is still rather conservative when it comes to homosexuality. Most people still hold on to strong values on the value of the traditional form of family."
- Senior research fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Dr Mathew Mathews