People in Singapore more liberal now on gay rights: Poll

The polls showed that people have become more liberal on gay rights over time, especially the younger generation.
The polls showed that people have become more liberal on gay rights over time, especially the younger generation.PHOTO: REUTERS

There has been a thawing of views on gay rights in Singapore, with people becoming less opposed to issues such as gay marriage and gay sex, according to a survey by the Institute of Policy Studies. But even with the shift, Singapore residents remain largely conservative on moral issues such as infidelity and gambling.

The findings are part of a wider survey on race, language and religion, which polled 4,000 people between August last year and January this year. It comes five years after a similar survey done in 2013. Comparing the results of both surveys, people have become more liberal over time, especially the younger generation.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2019, with the headline 'People in S'pore more liberal now on gay rights: Poll'. Print Edition | Subscribe