The paper presents a non-conventional approach to non-participation in survey-respondents' behaviour. The topic of the analysis is the attitudes to certain minorities in the population - sexual minorities, people with body and mental handicap. These sexual and bodily forms of otherness are being discussed in the conceptual framework of cultural and intimate citizenship. Empirical data indicate a significantly higher incidence of respondents' refusal to answer questions concerning conditions, chances and needs of citizens with above mentioned otherness - as compared to assessing conditions of other minorities; simultaneously, claims for help from the society are significantly less acknowledged for these groups. A demographic profile of the most frequently 'refusing' respondents is characteristic by certain education, age and residence size. Results are discussed in the context of the overall value-background in Slovakia, its political development, and current discourses on sexual and bodily otherness.
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