Compare LGBT Rights in Canada & United States

Equality Index ?
83 / 100
74 / 100
Legal Index ?
100 / 100
87 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
66 / 100
61 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
89% Good Place
0%
81% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
79% Favor
15% Oppose
63% Favor
34% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
17% Strongly/somewhat disagree
64% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
76% Support marriage or legal recognition
10% Against
68% Support marriage or legal recognition
17% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
66% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
21% Not much/not at all
61% A great deal/fair amount
18% Not much/not at all
64% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
78% Strongly/somewhat agree
13% Strongly/somewhat disagree
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
17% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
45% Strongly/somewhat agree
42% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
51% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
40% Strongly/somewhat agree
45% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
49% Strongly/somewhat agree
36% Strongly/somewhat disagree
41% Strongly/somewhat agree
43% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
40% Strongly/somewhat agree
47% Strongly/somewhat disagree
37% Strongly/somewhat agree
49% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
62% Justifiable
10% Not justifiable
44% Justifiable
25% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
90% Did not mention homosexuals
10% Mentioned homosexuals
81% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
82% Support
8% Against
72% Support
15% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
81% Agree
13% Disagree
72% Agree
22% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
72% Agree
9% Disagree
53% Agree
17% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
85% Yes
10% No
72% Yes
21% No
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
76% Approve
24% Disapprove
61% Approve
39% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
80% Approve
20% Disapprove
73% Approve
27% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
53% Yes
29% No
45% Yes
33% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
32% Justifiable
31% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
80% Did not mention homosexuals
20% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
80% Yes
14% No
60% Yes
33% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
80% Good place
12% Not a good place
70% Good place
22% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
33% Justifiable
25% Not justifiable
20% Justifiable
38% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
84% Did not mention homosexuals
14% Mentioned homosexuals
74% Did not mention homosexuals
25% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
32% Justifiable
31% Not justifiable
24% Justifiable
39% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
83% Did not mention homosexuals
17% Mentioned homosexuals
77% Did not mention homosexuals
23% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
15% Justifiable
50% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
71% Did not mention homosexuals
29% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
9% Justifiable
62% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
61% Did not mention homosexuals
39% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
8% Justifiable
60% Not justifiable
6% Justifiable
72% Not justifiable
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1969
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2005
Legal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipVaries by Region
Since 2021
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Varies by Region
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2017
Varies by Region
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2017
Varies by Region
Since 2020
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
Varies by Region
Since 2020
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2015
Varies by Region
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 1995
Legal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Legal
Since 2021
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2022
Legal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2022
Varies by Region
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2019
Equal
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