Global Attitudes Survey on LGBTI People
The ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey on LGBTI People in partnership with Logo is a new year-on-year survey to gather and assess credible data on public attitudes to particular issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics.
Developed in cooperation with the Canadian technology company RIWI Corp. and in partnership with the US entertainment brand Logo, the survey collected answers to 31 questions from 96,331 online individuals in 65 countries. Significantly, the survey reached environments highly hostile to LGBTI people, such as Saudi Arabia and Iraq, resulting in the largest investigation of attitudes towards LGBTI people around the world ever conducted.
For the first time, thanks to this survey, the world has actual verifiable evidence-based data, rather than anecdotal evidence on these attitudes. As such, this global survey is a powerful tool for the advancement of human rights of LGBTI people around the world. In time, when the survey gets to cover every country on the planet, one function of this tool is that it will give actual LGBTI population estimates.
The Personal and the Political: Attitudes towards LGBTI People around the World
This report shows relevant differences in how people respond at a personal level to encountering LGBTI people or issues, when compared to more ideological or political attitudes they may hold.
While the first report, released in May 2016, looked at sexual orientation as its predominant subject, this second output allows a deeper analysis into global attitudes also to gender identity, gender expression and to a lesser extent, intersex issues.
The ILGA-RIWI 2016 Global Attitudes Survey on LGBTI People in partnership with Logo
In 2015, in the interests of widening our points of reference with the advocacy work we support around the world, ILGA embarked on the first steps in building a comprehensive longitudinal mechanism – an ongoing survey – to gather and assess public attitudes to particular SOGIESC-related issues.
This brochure sets out some of the findings to initially trigger discussion on the scope and potential of this technology to assist our various movements; and looking at the early outputs from the survey, in what ways can it help gather credible data on attitudes relevant in a wide variety of SOGIESC advocacy contexts.