A survey conducted by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has shown that the majority of Ghanaians are opposed to same-sex relationships.
The survey which was released in July 2021 indicated that although the majority of Ghanaians are tolerant of persons from different ethnicities, only 7% are tolerant of persons of same-sex relationships.
“Overwhelming majorities of Ghanaians express tolerant attitudes toward people of different ethnicities (92%), different religions (91%), different political affiliations (90%), and different nationalities (74%). But fewer than one in 10 (7%) are tolerant toward people in same-sex relationships,” portions of the survey said.
The survey was released in the wake of the tabling of an anti-LGBTQI+ Bill before Parliament, via the Private Members Bill.
The bill seeks to officially criminalise LGBTQI+ activities and also ensure a 10-year jail term for such persons in Ghana.
Groups and individuals who advocate for the rights of LGBTQI+ people or offer support also face sanctions under the law.