Italy: Survey finds 71% do not approve of gay parenting
A recent survey in Italy has revealed that only 29% favour allowing same-sex couples to have children.
The survey, released on Wednesday by the socio-economic research company Censis and the Ibse foundation, also found that there was little overt influence of religion in the findings.
Ansa reports that of practising Catholics, 23% agreed that gay couples should be allowed to become parents.
Additionally, 46% in total believed it was acceptable for single adults to have children. Again, in only slight contrast, the figure for Catholics was at 43%.
Italy is home to a large Catholic population, and lags behind other European countries on LGBT rights, with gay couples having no legal recognition, rights to adopt, and limited protection from discrimination.