2012-02-10 15:18:00

Majority of Russians believe homosexuality is a vice and speak against gay prides

Moscow, February 10, Interfax - 74% of Russians consider homosexuality as vicious perversion of human nature while 15% believe it is a normal sexual orientation, the poll by the Politekh social technologies agency commissioned by the Russian Public Chamber shows.

Besides, 79% of respondents expressed opinion that Russia should not allow unisexual "marriages" (13% spoke for them), authors of the poll told Interfax-Religion on Friday.

87% of Russians spoke for banning gay parades, 9% stick to the contrary point of view.

82% of participants in the poll (against 13%) believe that homosexuals should not be allowed to educational and other kind of work with children and youth.

The poll was conducted by telephone, 1800 people aged over 18 were questioned in 149 cities of 74 subjects of the Russian Federation.