Dutch Would Accept Black Or Homosexual Prime Minister - Poll
Dutch Would Accept Black Or Homosexual Prime Minister - Poll Website
The Dutch would accept a black person or a homosexual as prime minister but a Muslim Prime Minister would be unacceptable, Dutch media reported on Wednesday. Nearly all participants (93 percent) said they wouldn't have a problem if the Netherlands were to be governed by a woman Prime Minister, according to a survey of 21,000 Dutch people conducted by TV programme Een Vandaag and daily newspaper De Pers which was published Tuesday. Three in four find a prime minister with a black skin acceptable. The score was also high for an atheist (87 percent) or a homosexual (78 percent). There appeared to be less tolerance for people of other religions, the survey showed. Only half of respondents would accept a Jewish Prime Minister, and only 27 percent would be happy with a Muslim one. Three in four Dutch citizens would object to a head of government who has used cocaine or heroin. Some 66 percent would not like a prime minister who visits or have visited prostitutes. There is very meager support for a prime minister aged over 70: only 19 percent is not opposed, the survey showed.