Autostraddle is conducting a US politics survey, and we want to hear from you!
What are the political issues in the US you are most concerned about? What are your priorities for securing LGBTQ+ rights? And if it were up to you, dear reader – of any citizenship, living in any country – who would you vote for in the US presidential primary elections?
This information will allow us to understand our community better, which also means that the world will understand our community better. As you may know, Out recently published results from a poll of LGBTQ+ voters. We’re excited to expand on that and learn more about the issues facing LGBTQ+ women, nonbinary and other trans people specifically, because the LGBTQ+ community isn’t exactly a political monolith.
The survey focuses on the US in order to keep it manageable. Yes, I know the world is a much bigger place, and some day I dream of learning about this community’s perspective on global issues. But that day is not today. Even if you have not been tuning into to the variety show that is the current US political scene, this survey is STILL FOR YOU! Tell us about the issues you care about! Tell us about your political engagement! Tell us about the politics of the place you live and the place you came from!
A lot of questions on the survey come from polls conducted nationally in the US. We indicate the poll at the beginning of the question when applicable. We’re doing this so we can provide you with meaningful information about how our community compares to the US nationally. For instance, while it might be cool to know that 40% of LGBTQ+ women and nonbinary people own a cat that number really takes a whole other meaning when we find out that only 23% of people surveyed in 22 countries do. So, same idea here.
One of the drawbacks of relying on national polls is they tend to use language that leaves something to be desired. (One poll I found, not used in our survey, asked respondents “How important are gay rights to you?” No comment on that.) Regardless of how the questions are asked, I’m committed to writing about these results using language that is inclusive. But, we do still need to ask the questions in the same way, unfortunately, in order to make clean comparisons.
So take the survey! Our testers said it took anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes to complete!