Homosexuality Attitude Scale

Source: Kite, M.E., & Deaux, K. (1986). Attitudes toward homosexuality: Assessment and behavioral consequences. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 7, 137-162.

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Please indicate your level of agreement with the items below using the following scale:


1. I would not mind having a homosexual friend.

2. Finding out that an artist was gay would have no effect on my appreciation of his/her work.

3. I won't associate with known homosexuals if I can help it.

4. I would look for a new place to live if I found out my roommate was gay.

5. Homosexuality is a mental illness.

6. I would not be afraid for my child to have a homosexual teacher.

7. Gays dislike members of the opposite sex.

8. I do not really find the thought of homosexual acts disgusting.

9. Homosexuals are more likely to commit deviant sexual acts, such as child molestation, rape, and voyeurism (Peeping Toms), than are heterosexuals.

10. Homosexuals should be kept separate from the rest of society (i.e., separate housing, restricted employment).

11. Two individual of the same sex holding hands or displaying affection in public is revolting.

12. The love between two males or two females is quite different from the love between two persons of the opposite sex.

13. I see the gay movement as a positive thing.

14. Homosexuality, as far as I'm concerned, is not sinful.

15. I would not mind being employed by a homosexual.

16. Homosexuals should be forced to have psychological treatment.

17. The increasing acceptance of homosexuality in our society is aiding in the deterioration of morals.

18. I would not decline membership in an organization just because it had homosexual members.

19. I would vote for a homosexual in an election for public office.

20. If I knew someone were gay, I would still go ahead and form a friendship with that individual.

21. If I were a parent, I could accept my son or daughter being gay.

Note: Items 1,2, 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, and 21 are reverse scored.