Less than half of Italians support gay marriage, says Istat
Only 20% agree with homosexual couples adopting17 May, 12:18
The national statistics agency said 43.9% of Italians agreed with gay marriage in the results of a study released on the International Day against Homophobia.
Same-sex marriages are not legal in predominantly Catholic Italy.
Istat added that only 20% of Italians thought gay couples should be allowed to adopt children.