Immigrants’ attitudes towards homosexuality: Socialisation, religion and acculturation in European host societies

Attitudes towards homosexuality have changed substantially in many countries, but vast differences remain globally, especially along religious lines. Many immigrants to Europe originate from countries with greater opposition to homosexuality, and it is examined here to what extent this influences th...

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Main Author: Röder, Antje
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2015
Soziologie
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Summary:Attitudes towards homosexuality have changed substantially in many countries, but vast differences remain globally, especially along religious lines. Many immigrants to Europe originate from countries with greater opposition to homosexuality, and it is examined here to what extent this influences their attitudes, and whether changes occur within and across generations. Using European Social Survey data, this study shows that socialisation in the origin country impacts attitudes long after migration, but that acculturation takes place both within the first generation and for the children of migrants. Evidence also shows that religious differences especially in relation to Muslim immigrants are persistent across generations.
Physical Description:34 Pages
DOI:https://doi.org/10.17192/es2019.0055