Half of teenagers think homosexuality is abnormal

Acceptance of homosexuality by Dutch teenagers has improved slightly. a survey of 10,000 teenagers living in the north of Noord-Holland province shows.

The survey, carried out by the local health service among second and fourth year high school pupils in 2009, found 50% thought homosexuality was normal, 37% thought it a bit abnormal, 6% very abnormal and 6% thought it completely wrong.
In 2005, 56% of teenagers polled thought homosexuality was abnormal to some degree.
In the most recent survey, some 39% of girls said being gay was not normal, compared with 61% of boys.
Age and type of schooling did not affect the results.

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