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Determinants of Intolerance to Homosexuality in Post-Soviet Countries: Does Culture Matter?
Comparative Social Research
Over the past years researchers put considerable effort into studying attitudes to homosexuality, however, limited attention has been given to non-Western nations, particularly, the former Soviet states. Meanwhile, the position of LGBTQ community seems much worse in the Post-Soviet states compared to the countries with relatively similar level of GDP per capita, which does not correspond with the earlier findings. The case of Post-Soviet countries is especially interesting, for they had long been under the influence of Soviet ideology, so it is intriguing, how different are feelings about homosexuality in former Soviet states and whether these attitudes may be explained by the distinctive cultural-historical Soviet heritage. The analysis is conducted using the data of the 6th wave of World Values Survey and hierarchical modeling techniques in order to test, whether there is an effect of Soviet cultural-historical heritage that explains intolerance to homosexuality in this area.