A new Eurobarometer survey has found that 76 percent of people across the European Union agree that gay, lesbian or bisexual people should have the same rights as heterosexuals. Conducted in May 2019, the research found that considerable shares of the population in Eastern European countries are still against gay rights.
Slovakia had the highest share of the population with such views with 59 percent of those polled disagreeing gays, lesbians and bisexuals should have the same rights as heterosexuals. Romania had the second highest share at 54 percent while Croatia was third with 51 percent. Sweden was the country most accepting of gay rights, followed by the Netherlands and Spain.