Austria more tolerant ‘except on topic of Islam’

One thousand people filled in an online questionnaire. 78 percent said they would not mind if a family member came out as homosexual. 77 percent said they had no problem with lesbian same sex-marriage, and 71 percent were tolerant of gay same-sex marriage. But only 59 percent said they approved of two gay men adopting a child.

Regarding racism, 82 percent said they had no problem visiting an African-born dentist, and 79 percent said they were happy to be operated on by a Turkish-born surgeon.

Only ten percent said they felt uncomfortable with a woman for a boss.

Questioned on the topic of Islam, 65 percent said they would be against a family member converting to Islam, and 64 percent did not want a mosque in their neighbourhood.

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