Thursday, July 03, 2008

Who Would You Vote For? Someone Gay? Someone Older? What About Gay and Grey?

The reports:
European Union citizens would prefer to elect a gay leader than have one they consider too old, a study released in Brussels has revealed.

According to the Eurobarometer study of 27,000 European Union citizens:

  • Just 17 per cent of Europeans would be totally comfortable with someone over the age of 75 in their country's highest elected post.
  • That is less than half than the 36 per cent who would be at ease with a homosexual leader, and

  • Well below the support for a leader drawn from: 
  • an ethnic minority (26 per cent totally comfortable) or a
  • different religion (30 per cent totally at ease).