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Users can access Gallup's U.S. Daily tracking and World Poll data to compare residents' responses region by region and nation by nation to questions on topics such as economic conditions, government and business, health and wellbeing, infrastructure, and education. Of particular interest, Gallup collects data on U.S. respondents' identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
In 2011, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National LGBTQ Task Force released the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. Interviews with over 6,400 transgender and gender non-conforming people produced data about the following: income, school, employment, work, housing and homelessness, public accommodations, identity documents, police and jails, health care, family, and suicide.
The OECD Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, health and development, showing how far we are from achieving gender equality and where actions is most needed. The data cover Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries, as well as partner economies including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.
This 2011 report, published by the Williams Institute, culls and analyzes data from recent population-based surveys to determine that roughly 8 million Americans identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual and 700,000 identify as transgender, which adds up to nearly 3-4% of the U.S. population. Read the full report for details.
This paper, focused on the socio-economic situation of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI) in OECD countries, seeks to estimate the size of this population. It reviews evidence on attitudes toward LGBTI, LGBTI rights, perceived discrimination among LGBTI, and explores the notion of an “LGBTI penalty” and its causes.
And open data portal maintained by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a think tank focusing on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of public policy in the United States through a gendered lens. This site offers national and state data related to gender on the following issues: political participation, employment and earnings, work and family, poverty and opportunity, reproductive rights, health and well being, and violence and safety.
The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the follow up to the 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey. With almost 28,000 respondents, it is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people.
The United Nations (UN) offers a portal into their minimum set of gender indicators, which are comprised of 52 quantitative and 11 qualitative indicators measuring the following: economic structures, participation in productive activities, and access to resources; education; health and related services; public life and decision-making; and human rights of women and girl children.
The Global Gender Statistics Programme is mandated by the United Nations (UN) Statistical Commission, implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), and coordinated by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics IAEG-GS. The Programme encompasses: improving coherence among existing initiatives on gender statistics through international coordination; developing and promoting methodological guidelines in existing domains as well as in emerging areas of gender concern; strengthening national statistical and technical capacity for the production, dissemination and use of gender relevant data; facilitating access to gender relevant data and metadata through a newly developed data portal (forthcoming).
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program of USAID provides indicators of gender inequality, women's empowerment, gender norms, and more. This site offers country profiles, publications, and additional resources on relevant gender-related topics (e.g., domestic violence, female genital cutting, etc.).
The WomanStats Project is a team of approximately twelve undergraduate research assistants, seven graduate research assistants, thirteen principal investigators, and over 120 former student assistants who are dedicated to the continual expansion of the WomanStats Database, which is the largest cross-national compilation of data, statistics, and maps on the status of women worldwide. Organized by country, it includes over 350 variables for 176 countries.
The Gender Data Portal is the World Bank Group’s comprehensive source for the latest sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics covering demography, education, health, access to economic opportunities, public life and decision-making, and agency. Site includes useful links and related publications.