Launch of Our New Survey:
5th Wave of Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel Survey

Illustration: A group of queer people of different unnnatural colours (green, purple, blue, brown, yellow) fill out a survey on different device at a party. In the middle, there is a cake on a table.
Illustration for the Swiss LGBTIQ+Panel by Lena Scheiwiller

This is the focus of the 2023 survey:

This year, we have a special focus on LGBTIQ+ people’s health, experiences with institutions like the police and military, conversion therapies, and how well gender marker and name changes are implemented and accessible. We further want to know where LGBTIQ+ people experience discrimination and support.

Share your experiences about this and more in our fifth annual survey.

It is vital for the success of the project that many people continue and new people join. We are looking for both LGBTIQ+ and cis-heterosexual participants.

What is the Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel?

The Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel is led by Dr. Léïla Eisner (University of Princeton and University of Zurich) 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 since 2019 in an annual manner (2019, 2020 and 2021). In 2022, 2,500 LGBTIQ+ and 900 cis-heterosexual (i.e., heterosexual individuals whose gender identity corresponds to their assigned sex) people completed the survey.

The logo of the swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel

The goal of the Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel is to extend our understanding of how LGBTIQ+ individuals feel integrated in 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, 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 to promote the health and integration of LGBTIQ+ individuals.