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Williams Institute Policy Studies & Statistics
LGBT Data & Demographics
Updated Williams Institute Data Interactive provides statistics for LGBT population state-by-state. Has charts for more detailed demographic characteristics.
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Includes data interactives for LGBT Demographics, LGBTQ People in the U.S., and The LGBT Divide.
Williams Institute Publications
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Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality: Examining Attitudes Across the Globe by
Call Number: HQ76.25 .A33 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-31
Public opinion about homosexuality varies substantially around the world. While residents in some nations have embraced gay rights as human rights, people in many other countries find homosexuality unacceptable. What creates such big differences in attitudes? This book shows that cross-national differences in opinion can be explained by the strength of democratic institutions, the level of economic development, and the religious context of the places where people live. Amy Adamczyk uses survey data from almost ninety societies, case studies of various countries, content analysis of newspaper articles, and in-depth interviews to examine how demographic and individual characteristics influence acceptance of homosexuality.
Also available as an eBook: (UC users only): Cross-National Public Opinion About Homosexuality
LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers by
Call Number: HQ76.3.U5 D47 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
LGBTQ STATS chronicles the ongoing LGBTQ revolution, providing critical statistics, and draws upon and synthesizes newly collected data. Deschamps and Singer provide chapters on family and marriage, workplace discrimination, education, youth, criminal justice, and immigration, as well as evolving policies and laws affecting LGBTQ communities. A lively, accessible, and eye-opening snapshot, LGBTQ STATS offers an invaluable resource for activists, journalists, lawmakers, and general readers who want the facts and figures on LGBTQ lives in the twenty-first century.
An Examination of Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT Populations Across the United States by
Call Number: HQ76.3.U5 B38 2017
Publication Date: 2016-12-14
This book utilizes personal narratives and survey data from over 500 respondents to explore the diversity of experiences across Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT communities within the United States. Additionally, the authors document and celebrate many of the everyday strengths and strategies employed by this extraordinary population to navigate and negotiate their daily lives.
An Examination of Black LGBT Populations Across the United States by
Call Number: HQ76.3.U5 B385 2017
Publication Date: 2016-12-22
This book utilizes personal narratives and survey data from over 2,100 respondents to explore the diversity of experiences across Black LGBT communities within the United States. The authors document and celebrate many of the everyday strengths and strategies employed by this extraordinary population to navigate and negotiate their daily lives.
An Examination of Latinx LGBT Populations Across the United States by
Call Number: HQ76.3.U5 P38 2017
Publication Date: 2015-11-30
This book utilizes personal narratives and survey data from over 1,100 respondents to explore the diversity of experiences across Latinx LGBT communities within the United States, including Puerto Rico. The authors document and celebrate many of the everyday strengths and strategies employed by this extraordinary population to navigate and negotiate their daily lives.
International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality by
Publication Date: 2013-05-31
[eBook; UC users only] The International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality is the first book to specifically address the study of sexuality from a demographic perspective. Demographic research has largely paid little attention to sexuality as a whole, or sexual orientation in particular, other than in studies examining the consequences of sex – sexually transmitted infections or fertility. Instead, the content of this handbook explores population sexuality in order to describe the prevalence of sexual behaviors, desires, and identities, as well as their connections with other demographic outcomes. The focus is on analyzing sexuality as a demographic topic in its own right, rather than solely as a variable in studies of sexually transmitted infection or other health-related topics. In this book, both researchers with traditional demographic backgrounds, as well as those with training in other disciplines, provide an overview of the state of current research on population sexuality. These chapters provide a foundation for the development of research in the burgeoning field of the demography of sexuality.