National LGBTIQ+ Survey 2019 – summary report


National LGBTIQ+ Survey 2019 – summary report

The Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel is led by Dr. Léïla Eisner (University of Lausanne) and Dr. Tabea Hässler (University of Zurich). It is a longitudinal study assessing the situation of LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer) individuals in Switzerland in an annual manner. The annual surveys (2019, 2020 and 2021) have each been completed by over 1’700 LGBTIQ+ and cis-heterosexual individuals (i.e., heterosexual individuals whose gender identity corresponds to their assigned sex).

The goal of the Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel is to extend our understanding of how LGBTIQ+ individuals feel integrated in the Swiss society and how the situation is changing over time.

Following people over time is important because we currently know very little about how peoples’ opinions and levels of satisfaction with their lives may change gradually over time or change rapidly in response to current events in society (extension of the anti-discrimination law, potential legalization of same-sex marriage).

We believe that the insights of the Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel and the study on the Marriage Equality Referendum have high practical relevance for LGBTIQ+ and cis-heterosexual individuals, people in the educational context, LGBTIQ+ and other non-profit organizations, practitioners, and policymakers aiming at promoting the health and integration of LGBTIQ+ individuals.



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Zurich and Lausanne



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Sexual orientation
Gender identities


Research, Practice, Education