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Discrimination and Experiences Among LGBTQ People in the US: 2020 Survey Results
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Discrimination and Experiences Among LGBTQ People in the US: 2020 Survey Results

This data interactive displays the results of CAP’s national survey of LGBTQ individuals.

Part of a Series

In June 2020, the Center for American Progress fielded a survey of 1,528 LGBTQ individuals. These respondents were asked to relay their experiences—and instances of discrimination—in a wide variety of situations in both the public and private spheres. CAP recently released a detailed report of the survey’s major findings, most prominently that more than 1 in 3 LGBTQ individuals—including nearly 2 in 3 transgender individuals—have experienced some form of discrimination in the last year. This interactive provides a detailing of survey responses, broken down by the form of discrimination and various demographic groupings.

Lindsay Mahowald is a research assistant with the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress. Mathew Brady is the senior data visualization developer at the Center. Caroline Medina is a policy analyst with the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project at the Center.

The authors would like to Bill Rapp, Sharita Gruberg, and Theo Santos for their regular reviews and thoughtful contributions throughout the creation of this interactive.

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Authors

Lindsay Mahowald

Research Assistant

Mathew Brady

Senior Data Visualization Developer

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The Center for American Progress has worked with NORC at the University of Chicago to design a comprehensive, nationally representative survey that collects data on the lives, attitudes, and experiences of LGBTQI+ Americans. The survey results reveal LGBTQI+ communities’ experiences in a wide range of situations in both the public and private spheres—including discrimination, physical and mental well-being, medical care, the workforce, education, and government services. It also breaks down participants’ responses along demographic lines such as race and ethnicity, gender identity, age, disability status, and educational attainment. Survey results play a critical role in better understanding these groups’ realities and informing policy responses to disparities as well as paths forward for potential future research.

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