Compare LGBT Rights in Sweden

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
Legal Index ?
85 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
69 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
91% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
92% Favor
5% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
75% Strongly/somewhat agree
20% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
82% Support marriage or legal recognition
9% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
77% Strongly/somewhat agree
17% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
17% Not much/not at all
63% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
78% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
51% Strongly/somewhat agree
37% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
55% Strongly/somewhat agree
29% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
47% Strongly/somewhat agree
33% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
41% Strongly/somewhat agree
42% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
80% Justifiable
8% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
96% Did not mention homosexuals
2% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
89% Support
3% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
79% Agree
17% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
75% Agree
10% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
94% Yes
5% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
55% Rare
42% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
32% Rare
57% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
95% Agree
5% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
69% Yes
22% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
69% Justifiable
11% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
96% Did not mention homosexuals
4% Mentioned homosexuals
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
69% Good place
8% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
75% Justifiable
7% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
96% Did not mention homosexuals
4% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
63% Justifiable
14% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
94% Did not mention homosexuals
6% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
51% Justifiable
17% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
89% Did not mention homosexuals
11% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
26% Justifiable
46% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
82% Did not mention homosexuals
18% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
25% Justifiable
44% Not justifiable
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2009
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2009
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2002
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2009
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
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