The country has tightened sexual taboo: the Russians condemn abortion, adultery, homosexuality

“Levada-center” published the results of a study of taboos of Russians in the sphere of sex and reproduction: it turned out that over the past 20 years, the number of citizens advocating for a tightening of social norms has grown considerably.


So, sociologists have been interested in Russians ‘ attitude to abortion, homosexual relations and sex outside the family when it’s available.

If 1998 negative attitude to adultery, 50% of respondents in 2008 to 60% now already 68% (men in this case to change tolerant).

Similar results were observed with the issue of homosexual relationships: in 98 reprehensible they believed 68% of respondents in 2008 to 76% and now 83%. Now, the researchers noted, “Levada”, practically erased the difference in responses among members of different generations, although in the past the young people in this issue was more tolerant.

Finally, and tougher attitude towards abortion if family low income cannot afford to have more children. With 12% of apparently unequivocal condemnation in 98 year the society came to 21% in 2008 and 35% in 2018. However, as sociologists like to add here in the replies to the question plays an important role in relation to religion.

The abortions due to low income are more loyal resident of small towns and villages — as opposed to those women who live in Metropolitan areas.

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