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Poll: 67.5% of Kyrgyz citizens are against legalization of polygamy

Poll: 67.5% of Kyrgyz citizens are against legalization of polygamy

Most of the Kyrgyz citizens, namely 67.5% are against the legalization of polygamy in Kyrgyzstan, 21.7% support this initiative. This is stated in the report of the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society, which conducted a sociological survey by phone.

The purpose of the survey was an attempt to learn the citizens' opinion on the idea of ​​legalizing polygamy, which was initiated by religious figures at a roundtable on June 10, 2017.

It turned out that men more support such an initiative than women (33.8% versus 10.8%).

Significant differences in the opinions of the population are also observed depending on the region of residence of the respondents. Thus, the share of those who support the idea of ​​legalizing polygamy is highest in Osh (42.9%), Talas (30.8%) oblasts, and in Batken oblast (31.1%). The idea of ​​legalizing polygamy is least supported among urban residents of Bishkek (14.6%), Osh (15.9%) and Issyk-Kul oblast (16%).

According to the survey, Muslims support the idea of ​​polygamy (22.8%), Christians - 5.6%. The initiative to legalize polygamy was also supported by citizens who do not profess any religion - 11.1%.

In the opinion of every fourth respondent (23.6%), a modern Kyrgyz man can provide more than one wife. Mostly male respondents are sure of that, than women (29.2% versus 18.5%). The majority of interviewed women (72.5%) tend to think that modern men of Kyrgyzstan are unable to provide more than one wife.

The survey shows that only one out of every six (15.9%) of the total number of respondents is informed that the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic provides for the punishment of men for bigamy and polygamy.

In addition, 25.9% agree that the legalization of polygamy can solve the problem of prostitution. Nevertheless, the majority of the population (62.5%) disagrees with such a judgment.

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