Launch of Our New Survey: 4th Wave of the Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel Survey

Illustration for the Swiss LGBTIQ+Panel by Lena Scheiwiller

This is the focus of the 2022 survey:

This year, we have a special focus on LGBTIQ+ people’s experiences at the workplace/university/school, people’s health, and their reactions to recent legal changes (marriage equality/facilitated gender marker change). We further want to know where LGBTIQ+ people experience discrimination and support.

Share your experiences about this and more in our fourth 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 Lausanne) 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 in an annual manner. The first three annual surveys (2019, 2020 and 2021) have each been completed by over 1’700 LGBTIQ+ and cis-heterosexual individuals (i.e., heterosexual individuals whose gender identity corresponds to their assigned sex). The third survey has been completed by more than 3’000 individuals.

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.