Londoners least liberal on homosexuality and pre-marital sex
London is known as a bastion of liberal values. But by some measures the capital city is less progressive than you might think. Findings from the British Social Attitudes survey found that residents were the least likely to say that pre-marital sex and homosexuality were rarely or never wrong.
Just 73 per cent held this view about sex before marriage and 67 per cent about same-sex relationships.
The trend is despite London having the largest proportion of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the country.
Researchers said the regional variations were down to "religious differences" between different areas of the country and Londoners' social conservatism was "largely driven by religious factors".