New GenForward SurveyMillennials Views on LGBT Issues: Race, Identity and Experience cracks it open

Do more Millennials self-identify as LGBTQ than in past generations… or are they just more open about it? Are they more connected to their ethnic/racial group or to LGBTQ communities?  What are their priorities?  Millennials are America's largest, most diverse generation and potential voting bloc.  What are they thinking? 

For the first time, a new survey, GenForward: Millennials Views on LGBT Issues: Race, Identity and Experience asks these questions, and more, across Race, Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation.

GenForward is a nationally representative survey of Millennials led by Dr. Cathy Cohen from the University of Chicago, with oversamples of African American, Latinx and Asian American Millennials ages 18-34. This survey, taken from May 17 to June 3, 2018, includes interviews with 525 African American, 256 Asian American, 502 Latinx, and 553 white Millennials.   It includes analysis of Millennials own sexual identities, their perceptions of discrimination against LGBT people both within the U.S. and their respective racial and ethnic communities, and their moral evaluations of LGBT relationships.   

GenForward findings reveal new information and depart sharply from conventional assumptions.    What jumps out right away?

For more see the June 2018 fact sheet / for charts and graphics see attached fact sheet and reports:


Identity and Connection


Policy Preferences           

Norms, Acceptance, and Morality

A total of 1,886 interviews were conducted representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The survey was offered in English and Spanish and via telephone and web modes.

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