Poles split over ambassadors’ LGBT rights letter : survey

The pollster IBRIS asked respondents about their opinion on the open letter concerning LGBT community rights, signed by 50 ambassadors and representatives of regions and organisations and it turns out that the Poles who were asked are divided nearly equally.

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The results of the poll, published by “Rzeczpospolita” daily on Wednesday show that 43 percent of those surveyed support the initiative of ambassadors (including 28 percent who support it “decisively” and 15 percent “agree to a certain extent” with it), while 45 percent (33 percent “decisively”, 12 percent “agree to a certain extent”) are against it. Less than 12 percent did not have a clear opinion about the letter.

The most sceptical about the initiative of the ambassadors are people between the ages of 50-59 (only 31 percent of support) and 60-69 (39 percent). On the other hand, 56 percent of the youngest polled (18-29 years old) support it, and 52 percent of respondents at the age of 30-39.

The poll also shows that the support for the letter is aligned to the level of education and wealth of respondents.

The signatories of the letter, published in late September expressed “support for the efforts to raise public awareness of issues affecting the LGBTI community and other communities in Poland facing similar challenges.”