Global study shows significant shift in UK attitudes on matters such as casual sex and assisted dying
Robert Booth, Social affairs correspondent
Tue 7 Mar 2023
The UK has overtaken Canada, Germany and Australia to become one of the world’s most socially liberal nations towards divorce and abortion, the latest wave of a global study has revealed.
Significant increases in the last five years in people saying the practices are justifiable is mirrored by sharply increasing acceptance of homosexuality, casual sex and prostitution over the same period, the World Values Survey found.
A survey of more than 1500 people in the US found that people who are morally opposed to abortion would help a close friend or family member seeking the procedure
18 February 2022
By Jason Arunn Murugesu
People in the US who are morally opposed to abortion would help a close friend or family member terminate a pregnancy if they were asked for help, according to a nationally representative survey.
Sarah Cowan at New York University and her colleagues analysed data from the General Social Survey, which asks questions about social issues, to determine how someone’s views on abortion affect how they would treat a friend or family member who asked for help with the procedure. The data was collected in 2018 and included answers from 1574 respondents.