This might seem familiar to some you - can't beat a nice bit of repression -
Article: Most people would like to believe they’d have stood up against the homophobia of 1980s Britain – yet, by 1987, only 11% of the British public believed same-sex relations to be “not wrong at all”.
IMHO it just shows you can't change peoples views through legislation. Views change through discussion, consideration of various views, thought.
No idea idea about figures, hopefully high, but I guess a lot come under the usual 'yes, of course the future is important, yes we do need to change, just so long as its not inconvenient for me.'
And a lot politicians are in big business pocket anyway...
“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” -John Kenneth Galbraith