Cem Keçe, head of CISED, said the research was conducted by holding more than 5,000 interviews in the cities of Diyarbakır, İzmir, Adana, Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa and Mersin. Among those interviewed, 48 percent were heterosexual women, 40 percent were heterosexual men and the remaining 12 percent were gays, bisexuals, transvestites or transsexuals, collectively referred to as homosexuals for the research. Seventy-five percent of heterosexuals and 40 percent of homosexuals interviewed said homosexuality is a form of perversion. Forty percent of heterosexuals and 60 percent of homosexuals said they believe homosexuality is a conscious choice. Fifty-five percent of heterosexuals and 35 percent of homosexuals said they believe homosexuality can be cured. Among heterosexuals, 75 percent said they would end their friendship with a friend is gay.
All heterosexuals interviewed and 90 percent of homosexuals did not want their children to be gay. Ninety percent of homosexuals said they were subjected to discrimination.