LGBT Public Opinion Polls & Surveys

Global LGBT Surveys

Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
27 regions surveyed. Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
27 regions surveyed. Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
79 regions surveyed. Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020
Justifiability of homosexuality
79 regions surveyed. Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
74 regions surveyed. Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
34 regions surveyed. Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
33 regions surveyed. Source: Afrobarometer, 2014–2016
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
34 regions surveyed. Source: Afrobarometer, 2016–2018
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
119 regions surveyed. Source: Gallup, 2013
Suggest Survey Data

Regional Surveys

Region Source Statistics
United StatesGallup (2021, news.gallup.com)
  • 5.6% of U.S. adults identifying as LGBT
United StatesThe Williams Institute (2021, williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu)
  • 11.1% of U.S. LGBTQ adults identifying as non-binary
United StatesThe Trevor Project (2021, thetrevorproject.org)
  • 26% of U.S. LGBTQ youth (ages 13–24) identify as non-binary
  • 20% are not sure or questioning if they are transgender
United StatesThe Trevor Project (2021, thetrevorproject.org)
  • 42% of U.S. LGBTQ youth (ages 13–24) seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year
  • 52% of U.S. transgender & non-binary youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year
Sri LankaWestminster Foundation for Democracy (2021, wfd.org)
  • 27% of Sri Lankans say they personally know someone who is transgender
  • 24% know someone who is lesbian or gay
Sri LankaWestminster Foundation for Democracy (2021, wfd.org)
  • 51.4% of Sri Lankans would support legislation to ensure the rights of LGBT people
Sri LankaWestminster Foundation for Democracy (2021, wfd.org)
  • 59.5% of Sri Lankans said renting their house to a LGBT person would be a problem
Sri LankaWestminster Foundation for Democracy (2021, wfd.org)
  • 44.4% of Sri Lankans said it would be shameful to have a LGBT child
Sri LankaWestminster Foundation for Democracy (2021, wfd.org)
  • 51.4% of Sri Lankans said LGBT go against their religion
Sri LankaWestminster Foundation for Democracy (2021, wfd.org)
  • 69% of Sri Lankans said LGBT persons face discrimination by the police because they are LGBT
  • 87% said LGBT persons face discrimination in finding rental housing and/or in school because they are LGBT
  • 89% said LGBT persons face violence and abuse on social media because they are LGBT
United StatesPew Research Center (2021, news.gallup.com)
  • 70% of adults support same-sex marriage
  • 83% of Democrats
  • 73% of Independents
  • 55% of Republicans
  • 84% of 18-34 year-olds
  • 72% of 35-54 year-olds
  • 60% of 55+ year-olds
RussiaLevada Center (2020, levada.ru)
  • 18% of Russians believe gays and lesbians should be eliminated from society
TaiwanEqual Love Taiwan (2020, taipeitimes.com)
  • 92.8% of Taiwanese people say they have not been affected by the legalization of same-sex marriage
  • 3.7% cited negative effects
  • 1.8% cited positive effects
TaiwanEqual Love Taiwan (2020, taipeitimes.com)
  • 56.8% of Taiwanese people favor allowing same-sex couples to adopt children
  • 38.4% are against it
TaiwanEqual Love Taiwan (2020, taipeitimes.com)
  • 48.2% of Taiwanese people accept seeing same-sex public displays of affection
  • 74.1% of Taiwanese people accept seeing heterosexual public displays of affection
TaiwanEqual Love Taiwan (2020, taipeitimes.com)
  • 53% of Taiwanese people would accept their child learning about LGBT-related topics in school
JapanDentsu (2019, asahi.com)
  • 78.4% of Japanese, ages 20-59, support legalization of same-sex marriage
South KoreaMacromill Embrain, The Diplomat (2019, thediplomat.com)
  • 10.15% of Koreans know a Korean LGBT person
  • 74.15% do not
  • 15.7% unsure
South KoreaMacromill Embrain, The Diplomat (2019, thediplomat.com)
  • 45.12% of Koreans would be comfortable working with a homosexual person
South KoreaMacromill Embrain, The Diplomat (2019, thediplomat.com)
  • 39.27% of Koreans would feel comfortable making friends with a homosexual person
South KoreaMacromill Embrain, The Diplomat (2019, thediplomat.com)
  • 15.85% of Koreans would feel comfortable with a family member that is a homosexual person
BotswanaAfrobarometer (2019, afrobarometer.org)
  • 48% would tolerate having a homosexual neighbor
JapanDentsu (2018, dentsu.co.jp)
  • 8.9% of Japanese people, age 20 to 59, identify as LGBT
SingaporeIpsos (2018, ipsos.com)
  • 28% believe that Singaporeans should be able to participate in same-sex relationships
  • 38% DO NOT believe that Singaporeans should be able to participate in same-sex relationships
NetherlandsStatistics Netherlands (2018, cbs.nl)
  • 11.4% of gay or bisexual youth (age 12-25) have dealt with online bullying or harassment
BrazilTV Globo, Folha de S.Paulo (2017, g1.globo.com)
  • 74% of Brazilians think homosexuality should be accepted by society
IsraelHiddush (2017, timesofisrael.com)
  • 79% of Israelis back gay marriage or civil unions
South KoreaGallup Korea (2017, nqapia.org)
  • 90% of Koreans said they supported equal employment opportunities for LGBT people
South KoreaGallup Korea (2017, nqapia.org)
  • 58% of Koreans oppose same-sex marriage
  • 34% support same-sex marriage
  • 8% undecided
ArmeniaPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 91% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 4% oppose
BelarusPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 82% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 10% oppose
Bosnia and HerzegovinaPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 81% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 7% oppose
BulgariaPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 61% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 30% oppose
EstoniaPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 82% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 13% oppose
GeorgiaPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 93% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 2% oppose
GreecePew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 69% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 26% oppose
KazakhstanPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 74% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 14% oppose
LatviaPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 84% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 10% oppose
MoldovaPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 77% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 15% oppose
RomaniaPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 78% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 19% oppose
RussiaPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 80% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 13% oppose
SerbiaPew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 82% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 14% oppose
UkrainePew Research Center (2017, pewforum.org)
  • 78% of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
  • 11% oppose
IndonesiaILGA-RIWI Global attitudes survey (2017, ilga.org)
  • 41% of Indonesians believed they should be allowed to change their legal gender.
AngolaILGA (2017, ilga.org)
  • 61% Of Angolans agreed that gay, lesbian and bisexual people should enjoy the same rights as straight people
AngolaILGA (2017, ilga.org)
  • 63% Of Angolans agreed that Transgender people should enjoy the same rights as straight people
Hong KongEqual Opportunities Commission (2016, scmp.com)
  • 91.8% of people aged 18 to 24 support legislation to protect sexual minorities from discrimination
  • 48.9% of religious people support legislation to protect sexual minorities from discrimination
GermanyThe Religion Monitor Bertelsmann Stiftung (2015, bertelsmann-stiftung.de)
  • 60% of Muslims in Germany approve of gay marriage
JapanDentsu (online survey) (2015, globalvoicesonline.org)
  • 7.7% of Japanese people between 20 and 59 identify as LGBT
JapanNihon Yoro Chosa-kai (2015, pinknews.co.uk)
  • 42.3% of Japanese adults support or somewhat supported same-sex marriage
RussiaAssociated Press (2014, apnorc.org)
  • 51% of Russians would not want a homosexual neighbor
SingaporeInstitute of Policy Studies (2014, reuters.com)
  • 78.2% of Singaporeans feel that sexual relations between same-sex adults is always or almost always wrong
SingaporeInstitute of Policy Studies (2014, reuters.com)
  • 72.9% of Singaporeans are against same-sex marriage
FranceIfop (2013, reuters.com)
  • 63% of French support gay marriage
RussiaLevada Center (2013, levada.ru)
  • 16% of Russians believe homosexuals should be isolated from society
  • 5% believe homosexuals should be physically destroyed
RussiaAssociated Press (2012, apnorc.org)
  • 38% of Russians would not want a homosexual neighbor
TurkeyKonda (2012, e-ir.info)
  • 11.2% of Turkish people think homosexuality should not be a criminal act
TurkeyWorld Values Survey (2011, ensonhaber.com)
  • 84% of Turkish people do not want to live with LGBT neighbors
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein (2011, ballotpedia.org)
  • 68.76% of citizens voted "yes" on the 2011 referendum approving registered partnerships
FranceGallup (2009, theguardian.com)
  • 35% of French Muslims find homosexual acts to be acceptable
United KingdomGallup (2009, theguardian.com)
  • 0% of 500 British Muslims interviewed believed that homosexual acts were morally acceptable

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