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Spanish Youths Support Death Penalty, Abortions, Euthanasia: Study

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The majority of young people in Spain do not oppose capital punishment, abortions or euthanasia, according to a new study, published by the Reina Sofia Center of Adolescents and Youth on Tuesday.

MOSCOW, September 2 (RIA Novosti) - The majority of young people in Spain do not oppose capital punishment, abortions or euthanasia, according to a new study, published by the Reina Sofia Center of Adolescents and Youth on Tuesday.

The study, entitled “Youth and values”, asked over 1,000 Spaniards aged 15 to 24 to express their opinions on various social norms.

Over 56 percent rated death penalty to be “quite acceptable” or “fairly acceptable”. Some 81 percent of respondents accept abortions and 82 percent stated that same-sex couples should be able to adopt children.

Nearly 80 percent of Spanish youths believe that euthanasia should be legal. At the same time, 66.5 percent are against suicide.

Almost half of the respondents believe that immigrants enrich Spanish society, while 27 percent think that they make the country less safe.

Over 70 percent of respondents said that they mistrust political parties, 68 percent lack faith in the financial system and 58 percent don’t believe in religious institutions. Young Spaniards have “some faith” in the educational system, public organizations, the Armed Forces, police, media and the European Union, the study says.

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