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People who say religion isn't important to them are more likely to support homosexuality, according to new Pew research.

The study analyzed the beliefs of over 34,000 people in 36 countries, with Britain having one of the highest levels of support for homosexuality.

The report released on Thursday shows increasing support for homosexuality in western European countries, Australia, the United States and Canada, where marriage laws have been liberalized in recent years.

The percentage of people in the UK who believe that society should accept homosexuality has increased by 10% since 2013, when Pew last asked this question.

In the United States, homosexual support has increased from 60% to 72% in the past seven years.

The study shows a relationship between belief and support for homosexuality, which people who see religion as less important in their daily lives are more likely to accept it.

Among those in the UK who said that religion was not very important to them, 90% favored homosexuality compared to 67% of those who said that religion was very important.

This rose to 93% in Canada and 95% in the Netherlands and Sweden among those who said that religion was not very important. In the United States, 86% of non-religious people said society should support homosexuality.

In several Western European countries, support was high even among religious. In Germany, 91% of non-religious people said that homosexuality should be supported, compared to 73% of those who said that religion was very important to them.

Overall, the Swedes most frequently said that homosexuality should be supported by society (94%), followed by the Netherlands (92%) and Spain (89%).

"As in 2013, when the question was last asked, attitudes to accepting homosexuality are shaped by the country in which people live," said Pew.

"Those in Western Europe and America generally accept homosexuality more than those in Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. And the general public in the Asia-Pacific region is divided.

"This is not only a function of the economic development of the nations, but also religiously and politically
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"But despite these large differences, views are changing in many countries that have been interviewed since 2002 when the Pew Research Center asked this question for the first time.

"Acceptance of homosexuality has increased in many countries, including the United States, where 72% say it should be accepted, compared to only 49% in 2007.

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