Sample Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Survey Questions

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The US Census Bureau is asking for $10 million to study the best way to ask questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, with the goal of gathering better data on the country’s LGBTQ population. Here are some of the questions about sexual orientation and gender identity that other federal agencies ask in surveys:

According to the National Health Interview Survey:

Question: Do you consider yourself to be gay/lesbian? straight, who is not gay/lesbian; bisexual?

Possible answers:

– Something else; or you don’t know the answer

— Gay/lesbian

— Straight, i.e. not gay/lesbian

— Bisexual

– Something else

– I do not know the answer

– Refuse

– I do not know

Excerpt from the National Victims of Crime Survey:

Question: What sex were you assigned at birth on your original birth certificate?

Possible answers:

– Man

– Female

– Refuse

– I do not know

Question: Do you currently describe yourself as male, female or transgender?

Possible answers:

– Man

– Female

– Transgender

– None of them

According to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey:

Question: Do you consider yourself to be transgender?

Possible answers:

— Yes, transgender, male to female

— Yes, transgender, female to male

— Yes, transgender, gender nonconforming

– Nope

— I don’t know/not sure

– Refuse

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Sources: Federal Statistical Methodology Committee Updates on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Survey Measures Terminology and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

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