People say Europe is more liberal than the US? What do they mean?
Countries like Netherlands are more liberal on LGBT, drugs and prostitution but on universal healthcare, unemployment and welfare for the poor they are very conservative.
Where countries like Norway, Sweden and Finland are very conservative when comes to LGBT, drugs and prostitution but really liberal when comes to universal healthcare, unemployment and welfare for the poor.
And countries like France, Italy and Spain are more in the middle not conservative and not liberal. And have more a modest approach.
Where the US is seem ulra conservative even the US the west coast to people from Europe.
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
it means we don't believe that hunger and homelessness are "needed" to "cure laziness".Source(s): dutch/NL
- tribeca_belleLv 72 months ago
The Netherlands has universal healthcare and an extensive social welfare system including paid parental leave, paid care leave, 20 days vacation, rent subsidies, low and subsidized college tuition, etc. I don't know what you're referencing as "very conservative." All of those things would be considered very liberal here in the United States.
- skeptikLv 72 months ago
Norway, Sweden and Finland are conservative on LGBT rights, drugs and prostitution?
What color is the sky in your world?
- Lois GriffinLv 72 months ago
They (for the most part, minus switzerland and netherlands) all have universal single-payer health care systems.
They also have stronger labor laws - mandatory 4-6 weeks paid vacation annually, and can only get fired due to "just cause" not "at-will"...
They also have stricter gun control laws.
Norway and Sweden are not conservative on lgbt rights -- they legalized gay marriage.