Ipsos/Buzzfeed Poll: Citizens in 23 Countries Polled: Spain and Sweden Top List for Supporting Transgender Rights

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Washington, DC -The Ipsos/BuzzFeed poll on support for transgender rights was released today. Below are some key points.

Key Points

  • Spain and Sweden top the list for support for transgender rights.
  • Spain was the only country where a majority of our sample support allowing people to change their legal gender designation without restriction.
    • Most respondents in two-thirds of these countries said transgender people should be “allowed to use the restroom of the sex they identify with.”

    The detailed tables are available for download on the right side of this page.

    Methodology Overview…

    The study is based on interviews conducted via Ipsos’ Global Advisor online Omnibus from October 21st-November 4th, 2016 interviews with 17,105 adults across 23 countries. Of those citizens surveyed, 16 countries yield results that are balanced to reflect the general population: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States. The seven remaining countries surveyed –Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Turkey – reflect online populations that tend to be more urban and have higher education/income than the general population. As such, for total population comparisons the total global group surveyed can be referred collectively as Primary Consumer Citizens.

    For more information on this news release please contact:

    Chris Jackson
    Vice President
    Ipsos Public Affairs

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Ipsos/Buzzfeed Poll: Citizens in 23 Countries Polled: 
Spain and Sweden Top List for Supporting Transgender Rights


Chris Jackson
Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs