Compare LGBT Rights in United States & Japan

Equality Index ?
74 / 100
59 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
61 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
61 / 100
57 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
81% Good Place
0%
34% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
63% Favor
34% Oppose
74% Favor
24% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
64% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
66% Strongly/somewhat agree
19% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
68% Support marriage or legal recognition
17% Against
69% Support marriage or legal recognition
9% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
66% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
59% Strongly/somewhat agree
22% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
18% Not much/not at all
64% A great deal/fair amount
27% Not much/not at all
46% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
17% Strongly/somewhat disagree
69% Strongly/somewhat agree
16% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
45% Strongly/somewhat agree
42% Strongly/somewhat disagree
65% Strongly/somewhat agree
17% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
40% Strongly/somewhat agree
45% Strongly/somewhat disagree
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
41% Strongly/somewhat agree
43% Strongly/somewhat disagree
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
22% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
37% Strongly/somewhat agree
49% Strongly/somewhat disagree
41% Strongly/somewhat agree
38% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
44% Justifiable
25% Not justifiable
43% Justifiable
15% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
81% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
71% Did not mention homosexuals
26% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Support
15% Against
69% Support
6% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Agree
22% Disagree
68% Agree
20% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
53% Agree
17% Disagree
44% Agree
10% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
72% Yes
21% No
68% Yes
22% No
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
61% Approve
39% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
73% Approve
27% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
45% Yes
33% No
28% Yes
30% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
32% Justifiable
31% Not justifiable
23% Justifiable
28% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
80% Did not mention homosexuals
20% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
60% Yes
33% No
54% Yes
36% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
70% Good place
22% Not a good place
28% Good place
39% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
20% Justifiable
38% Not justifiable
19% Justifiable
34% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
74% Did not mention homosexuals
25% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
24% Justifiable
39% Not justifiable
16% Justifiable
39% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
77% Did not mention homosexuals
23% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
15% Justifiable
50% Not justifiable
10% Justifiable
53% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
71% Did not mention homosexuals
29% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
9% Justifiable
62% Not justifiable
4% Justifiable
68% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
61% Did not mention homosexuals
39% Mentioned homosexuals
31% Did not mention homosexuals
69% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
6% Justifiable
72% Not justifiable
3% Justifiable
61% Not justifiable
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2015
Other type of partnership
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT IssuesVaries by Region
Since 2021
No censorship
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2016
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Legal recognition of non-binary genderVaries by RegionNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2020
Ambiguous
Since 2023
LGBT employment discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2020
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by RegionNo protections
Since 2018
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2017
Ambiguous
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2021
Legal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2023
Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1947
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