Attitudes toward LGBT persons in Russia in 2019

Only three percent of the survey participants representing the Russian population had a somewhat positive attitude toward LGBT people in 2019. The majority of 56 percent saw homosexual people somewhat negatively.

Attitude toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Russia in 2019*

Share of respondents
Somewhat positive3%
Neutral, indifferent39%
Somewhat negative56%
Difficult to answer2%
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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

April 18-23, 2019

Number of respondents

1,625 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The original question was formulated by the source as follows: "What is your attitude toward people of homosexual orientation, gays, lesbians?"
The study used an all-Russian sample representing the urban and rural population in 137 municipalities in 50 federal subjects of the country.

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