The rise of liberal Gozo
Vast majority of Gozitans in favour of IVF as survey shows marked increase in support for gay marriages in what was seen as a conservative bastion.
11 August 2012, 12:00am
The picture emerging from a GozoToday survey carried out over the last week among 300 Gozitan residents is a more secular one than previous surveys.
Despite strong opposition to IVF by the Curia, which was relayed to the faithful in a pastoral letter read in all churches in Malta and Gozo, 73% of Gozitans support the inclusion of IVF in public healthcare.
Bishop Mario Grech who still enjoys the trust of 59% of Gozitans had launched a scathing attack on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), describing it as "a highly abortive" technique.
The survey also provides an insight on gay marriage and the Gozitans' main concerns.
Read the full survey on GozoToday out today
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