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ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey

The ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey on Sexual, Gender and Sex Minorities, in partnership with Viacom, Logo and SAGE is a 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.

The survey manages to collect answers from netizens from across the globe, reaching also environments highly hostile to our communities: it results in the largest investigation of attitudes towards sexual, gender and sex minorities around the world ever conducted.

Thanks to this survey, for the first time the world has been provided with actual verifiable evidence-based data, rather than anecdotal evidence on these attitudes, that can assist advocates, researchers and policy-makers in their work.



October 2017:

Minorities Report 2017: attitudes to sexual and gender minorities around the world


Data included in this report shows that knowing someone in sexual and gender minorities’ communities has significant positive effect on attitudes towards them. Findings also demonstrate that a majority of people feel they can respect their religion and their culture and be accepting of sexual and gender diversity – evidence that strongly counters the discriminatory, and often dangerous messages, delivered by religious or political leaders.

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October 2016:
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.

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May 2016:
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.

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