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Views on Gay People Shift in Singapore [Cites Research Showing People With Low IQ Anti-Gay!]
Megan Gannon ^ | January 12, 2013

Posted on 01/13/2013 12:55:12 PM PST by Steelfish

Views on Gay People Shift in Singapore By Megan Gannon

Americans' views about gay people have shifted dramatically in the past few decades. For instance, a Gallup poll last month showed that support for same-sex marriage in the United States stands at 53 percent — still a polarizing figure, but about double what it was in 1996.

New research shows that positive attitudes toward homosexuals are becoming more common in other countries, too, like Singapore, where the increasing visibility of gay people seems to be helping to move the needle.

A nationally representative survey in the Southeast Asian city-state found that in 2005, 68.6 percent of adults had negative attitudes toward gay people, while 22.9 percent had positive views and 8.5 percent were neutral. By 2010, fewer adults in Singapore had negative attitudes toward homosexuals (64.5 percent), while more expressed positive attitudes (25.3 percent) or were neutral (10.2 percent), the survey found.

Researchers found that older people and those with lower levels of education and income tend to be less accepting of gay people. Meanwhile, those with a more Western cultural orientation and those who don't greatly value conforming to social norms tend to be more accepting of homosexuals, the study showed.

Various ideas have been put forth to explain prejudice against gay people, with one line of research finding that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. That link between low IQ and prejudice, including low acceptance of homosexuals, may be explained by the fact that low-intelligence adults tended to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, which stress hierarchy and resistance to change — attitudes that can contribute to prejudice.

The research was detailed in the Asian Journal of Social Psychology in December.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda

1 posted on 01/13/2013 12:55:15 PM PST by Steelfish
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“...support for same-sex marriage in the United States stands at 53 percent...”

BS, Ms Gannon. Show me reliable methods/ numbers from a reputable polling organization. GIBLETS Polling Co, on Fire Island? Nah.


3 posted on 01/13/2013 1:35:53 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-defense is the First Human Right.)
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That link between low IQ and prejudice, including low acceptance of homosexuals, may be explained by the fact that low-intelligence adults tended to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, which stress hierarchy and resistance to change — attitudes that can contribute to prejudice.

More likely, higher IQ people are usually more highly educated and therefore subjected to more extensive indoctrination in the approved ideologies.

4 posted on 01/13/2013 1:50:01 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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so i’d get smarter if i was pro-homo?

yea... who’s the low IQ bunch again?


5 posted on 01/13/2013 2:04:12 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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Researchers found that older people and those with lower levels of education and income tend to be less accepting of gay people. Meanwhile, those with a more Western cultural orientation and those who don't greatly value conforming to social norms tend to be more accepting of homosexuals, the study showed.

obvious results of brainwashing and indoctrination is... obvious

6 posted on 01/13/2013 2:05:52 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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What crap this is...
Anyone who has been around homos long enough, and is mentally stable & intelligent,
begins to realize that this 'lifestyle' is nothing but mental aberration & arrested development.
7 posted on 01/13/2013 2:51:00 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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Bump!


8 posted on 01/13/2013 4:17:46 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Steelfish

Feces on my penis makes me smart eh? I choose stupid.


9 posted on 01/13/2013 4:25:20 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Steelfish

The number of old people and the number of people with lower education has not changed. There goes the whole theory.


10 posted on 01/13/2013 4:26:24 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Steelfish
[For instance, a Gallup poll last month showed that support for same-sex marriage in the United States stands at 53 percent — still a polarizing figure, but about double what it was in 1996.]

From The Overhauling of Straight America^, first published in 1987:

The first order of business is desensitization of the American public concerning gays and gay rights. To desensitize the public is to help it view homosexuality with indifference instead of with keen emotion. Ideally, we would have straights register differences in sexual preference the way they register different tastes for ice cream or sports games: she likes strawberry and I like vanilla; he follows baseball and I follow football. No big deal.

At least in the beginning, we are seeking public desensitization and nothing more. We do not need and cannot expect a full "appreciation" or "understanding" of homosexuality from the average American. You can forget about trying to persuade the masses that homosexuality is a good thing. But if only you can get them to think that it is just another thing, with a shrug of their shoulders, then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won.

Have you shrugged your shoulders lately?

The queers and fagots actively and willingly encourage a lifestyle that is twisted and perverted. They cleverly promote behavior that is diametrically opposed to the Judeo-Christian principles upon which our nation was founded. Their promiscuous behavior spreads incurable diseases and causes agonizing death. Let's not lend credence to a bunch of perverts seeking to hijack this country's moral foundation.

Make no mistake about this... although they comprise, at most, just 3% of our population, they are one of Satan's most powerful and influential forces.

11 posted on 01/13/2013 4:27:24 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Steelfish

How does this fit in with strict anti-gay laws and attitudes in far left regimes like Cuba and the former USSR?


12 posted on 01/13/2013 4:37:03 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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Gay people? I love gay people, since I would much rather be around people who are happy than people who are not gay. Oh, homosexuals? I don’t think they are happy and gay....


13 posted on 01/13/2013 4:54:41 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Steelfish
"Cites Research Showing People With Low IQ Anti-Gay"

If that were the case, the Democratic Party would make Westboro Baptist look like the HRC in comparison.

14 posted on 01/14/2013 6:43:35 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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