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Poll: Most Cypriots oppose gay liaisons

An overwhelming 80 percent of Greek Cypriots believe that homosexual relationships are wrong and more than half feel uncomfortable around gays, according to the results of a state-commissioned survey made public on Saturday. According to the survey, conducted by Cyprus College, the staunchest critics of homosexual relationships were men over 45 years of age, people with a low level of education and those who live in rural areas. Those most tolerant of gays were youngsters, women and those with a higher level of education. Just over half (51 percent) of those polled said they felt uncomfortable in the presence of gay people. Meanwhile, seven out of 10 respondents said that they would try to intervene if they learned that their child was gay.