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Poles slightly more liberal on same-sex marriage and cohabitation

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Peter Gentle 09.01.2013 13:10
A new poll has found that Poles' support for a woman's right to abortion has remained at under 40 percent over the last 10 years, though support for same-sex marriage and cohabitation has increased.


The poll by TNS Polska shows that in 2012, 38 percent of Poles thought women should have the right to abortion in Poland, which currently has some of the most strictest laws on terminations in Europe.

In 2003, 39 percent said that abortion laws should be liberalised with the figure dropping to 36 percent in 2007.

Attitudes to unmarried couples living together have become slightly more liberal over the last ten years, however, with 43 percent supporting cohabitation in 2003 and 51 percent in 2012.

Support for same-sex marriage has grown from just 8 percent in 2003 to 16 percent in 2012.

The most liberal voters in Poland are those who support the left-liberal Palikot Movement, the third largest party in parliament, with voters for the ruling centre-right Civic Platform and opposition Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) displaying second and third most liberal attitudes.

The latest poll by TNS Polska was taken between 6 and 10 December 2012 from a representative sample of 1000. (pg)

source: PAP

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