According to the Ipsos LGBT+ Pride 2023 survey, an average of 9% of adults across 30 countries identify as LGBT+, albeit with wide-ranging generational differences.
On average, across the 30 countries surveyed, 3% of adults identify as lesbian or gay, 4% as bisexual, 1% as pansexual or omnisexual, and 1% as asexual.
Spain is where respondents are most likely to say they are gay or lesbian (6%) while Brazil and the Netherlands are where they are most likely to say they are bisexual (both 7%). Japan is the country they are least likely to identify as either gay or lesbian (less than 1%) and as bisexual (1%).
Overall, the average share of the self-identified LGBT+ population is 9%.
The share of self-identified LGBT+ adults varies widely across generations and geographies: from a 30-country average of 18% among Gen Zers (1997+) to 4% among Baby Boomers (1948-1964), and from 15% of all respondents in Brazil to 4% in Peru.
Regarding views of same-sex marriage, 72% of respondents said same-sex couples should be allowed to marry or have access to some kind of legal recognition.
Seventy-five percent of respondents say transgender people should be protected from discrimination in employment, housing, and access to businesses such as restaurants and stores.
The survey was conducted online in February and March 2023 and included more than 22,500 adults under the age of 75.
Read the full report here.
Earlier this year, Gallup polling reported 7.2% of American adults identified as LGBTQ in its 2022 survey.
An average of 9% of adults in 30 countries, including 10% in the United States, identify as LGBT+, with sharp generational differences, according to the Ipsos LGBT+ Pride 2023 survey https://t.co/PUTvc4mwSA
— Ipsos US (@ipsosus) June 2, 2023