Sex Roles

, Volume 26, Issue 9, pp 391–398

The social location of those holding antihomosexual attitudes

  • Richard Seltzer

DOI: 10.1007/BF00291550

Cite this article as:
Seltzer, R. Sex Roles (1992) 26: 391. doi:10.1007/BF00291550


Using data from a 1985 national sample of over 2300 adults, an index of attitudes toward homosexuality was created from 13 different questions. Respondents were more likely to hold antihomosexual attitudes if they were politically conservative, religious, older, less educated, male, married or widowed, or from the South. The effects of religiosity were less pronounced among black respondents. In addition, middle-aged respondents were more liberal than younger or older respondents if they were college educated or black.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Seltzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Howard UniversityUSA