China Post poll finds eastern and southern Taiwan less open to the concept of gay marriage
Date: 2017/03/25 12:26
By: Judy Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (TAIWAN NEWS)—Taipeiers might be one of the strongest supporters of
marriage equality in Taiwan, but many parts of Taiwan remain conservative and less open to the concept of gay marriage, according to poll results released by China Post on Saturday.
The survey was conducted in response to Justice Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) claims that legalizing gay marriage would be less well-received in central and southern Taiwan.
The survey found Taiwan’s east coast was least supportive of gay marriage, with up to 60.6 percent of respondents polled voting against legalization, followed by central Taiwan’s 52 percent, and southern regions 50 percent.
Results for east coast were based on respondents from Yilan and Hualien counties, while central Taiwan comprised those surveyed in Taichung City, Chuanghua and Nantou Counties, respondents from Tainan City, Yunlin and Chiayi counties made up the southern sector. [FULL STORY]