"An excellent comparative analysis of the degree of anti-gay attitudes in many nations... Summing Up: Highly recommended."—CHOICE
"[A] significant contribution to our overall understanding of public opinion about homosexuality."—American Journal of Sociology
"What accounts for the range of differences in acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons throughout the world? Amy Adamczyk has woven an impressive tapestry of nuanced answers to this urgent and complex question."
—The Gay & Lesbian Review
"A perfect issue-based case study of how prejudicial attitudes toward minorities groups can be decreased at a country level. Highly recommended as a thought-provoking introduction for both undergraduate and graduate students of social movements, social change, prejudice, comparative public opinion, or any of the many other fields of study the book spans."—Public Opinion Quarterly
"A must-read for both academics and non-academics, including policymakers, governmental officials, and non-profit practitioners who are committed to policy formation, law enforcement, and advocacy for LGBTQ persons worldwide."—Sociological Inquiry
"Conversation around the topic of diversity has never been more timely on college campuses, and Professor Adamczyk takes up the important subject of sexual diversity, offering a wide-ranging portrait of attitudes about same-sex relationships on a global scale. For graduate and undergraduate students interested in gay rights and sexual identity, Adamczyk's new book offers an essential window into how religion, politics, and economic development affect public opinion on these topics, and will surely spark passionate campus conversation about her findings."
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—Donna Freitas, author of Sex and the Soul
"In this groundbreaking book, Adamczyk has undertaken the daunting task of unraveling the complex dynamics shaping public opinion about same-sex relationships. She provides a rich theoretical understanding of the macro forces influencing attitudes and impressively integrates multiple types of methods and data to assess these ideas. A major contribution to cross-national public opinion research that I highly recommend."
—Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame
"Few studies have explored change in attitudes toward homosexuality on a global scale. Adamczyk's mixed-methods approach and breadth of case studies, as well as her original and stimulating treatment of her materials, make for an ambitious and timely work that offers an important contribution to the scholarly community."
—Phillip M. Ayoub, author of When States Come Out
"Adamczyk has written the most comprehensive contemporary study on disapproval of homosexuality. She takes into account multidisciplinary theoretical insights on individual as well as contextual determinants to provide a worldwide readership with enlightening overviews on controversial issues."
—Peer Scheepers, Radboud University
"Drawing from a wealth of quantitative and qualitative cross-national data, Adamczyk provides an illuminating analysis of cross-national patterns in attitudes toward homosexuality. This highly informative book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the societal roots of sexual prejudice and tolerance in the twenty-first century. I strongly recommend it."
—Gregory M. Herek, University of California, Davis
"True cross-national studies of public opinion are rare, and even rarer still are those that take religious differences seriously. Adamczyk explores the diversity and sources of opinions among Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, and Confucian/Buddhist majority countries. I recommend this book highly to those interested in the intersection of religion and the politics of sexuality, and of those interested in comparative public opinion more broadly."
—Clyde Wilcox, Georgetown University