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dc.contributor.author Haynes, Amanda
dc.contributor.author Schweppe, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-24T10:47:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-24T10:47:14Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8065
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Basic figures: – A large majority of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that gay men and lesbians (88%), bisexual people (87%) and transgender people (85%) “should be free to live their own life as they wish”. – Women were significantly more likely than men to agree with the above statement in respect to every identity group. People aged 25-34 years were significantly more likely than the general population to disagree with the statement. – On average, respondents were comfortable having people with a minority sexual orientation or gender identity as neighbours. Responses were significantly more positive towards having lesbians (M=8.51), bisexual people (M=8.40) and gay men (M=8.38) as neighbours compared to transgender people (M=7.98). – High levels of empathy were expressed with crime victims across all identity categories. Respondents were similarly empathetic towards heterosexual couples (M= 9.01), lesbian couples (M=9.05) and transgender persons (M=8.86) who are physically assaulted on the street. However, gay couples (M= 8.55) attracted significantly less empathy than a lesbian couple in similar circumstances. – Respondents were significantly more likely to intervene on behalf of a victim with a disability (M=7.86), than on behalf of an LGBT victim (M=6.96), but significantly more likely to intervene on behalf of an LGBT victim than an Irish Traveller (M= 5.82). – Respondents reported similar willingness to intervene on behalf of a lesbian pushed and slapped on the street by a stranger (M=7.38) and a transgender person (M= 7.03) in the same situation. Respondents were significantly more unlikely to intervene on behalf of a gay man (M=6.63) or bisexual person (M= 6.89) compared to a lesbian. – A third of respondents (33%) disagreed that violence against lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people is a “serious problem in my country”, but more than half (58%) agreed that hate crimes hurt more than equivalent, non-bias, crimes. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher callitout.ie en_US
dc.rights This chapter reports the results of the Call It Hate survey for Ireland. The survey was administered by LightSpeed, on behalf of the Call It Hate Partnership, to a representative sample of 1395 people between the 9th of September and the 1st of October 2018. The chapter will be published in 2019 as part of an edited collection emanating from the Call It Hate project. en_US
dc.subject homophobia en_US
dc.subject biphobia en_US
dc.subject transphobia en_US
dc.subject hate crime en_US
dc.subject LGBT en_US
dc.subject public attitudes en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject enhanced penalties en_US
dc.title Ireland and our LGBT Community en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/other en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor European Commission’s REC programme. en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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