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2 out of 5 Maltese do not want their child to date Muslim, transgender person

Despite acknowledging the prevalence of discrimination, interestingly, two out of five of the Maltese said that they will not be comfortable if their child was in a romantic relationship with a Muslim or transgender person (43% and 44%, respectively).

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In Malta, people recognize that racial discrimination is still widespread, with 70% so, the sixth highest in the European Union. Sadly, this was 11% higher compared to the last time the survey was carried out (in 2019) by Eurobarometer.

Despite acknowledging the prevalence of discrimination, interestingly, two out of five of the Maltese said that they will not be comfortable if their child was in a romantic relationship with a Muslim or transgender person (43% and 44%, respectively).

Perhaps reflecting the bad view of transgender people, more Maltese now believe that a transgender person should be able to change official documents to match the gender identity (three out of four people; less than in 2019 by nine percentage points).

More people in Malta now claim to have been victims of discrimination in the last 12 months compared to 2019, with 22% saying they suffered discrimination, up by 14% from 2019. This discrimination was based on “being Roma, skin color, ethnic origin, gender identity (being transgender) and sexual orientation.”

For this Eurobarometer survey, 514 Maltese participants were interviewed. All over Europe, 26,399 participants were interviewed.

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