31 Aug '13, 7am

Incompetent survey ends up with inconvenient 'gay lifestyle' result

Incompetent survey ends up with inconvenient 'gay lifestyle' result

What jumped out to researchers was the generational disparity in respondents’ picks. On gay lifestyles especially, the younger the respondent, the more likely he was to signal acceptance. Among those aged 50 to 69 years old, for example, the scales were tipped 56 per cent to 20 per cent with the majority rejecting gay lifestyles. This balanced out among those aged 20 to 34: the proportion of those who accepted and rejected gay lifestyles was even at 35 per cent each. A similar trend was observed in respondents’ picks on censorship and freedom of expression But National University of Singapore sociologist Tan Ern Ser said that the trend did not mean Singapore will inevitably liberalise over time. “There are two theories among researchers on social values… One is the life-cycle theory, that people change from being liberal to conservative as they grow older.” For instance, o...

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