Summary - LGBT Monitor 2016

Opinions towards and experiences of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender persons

Original title: LHBT-monitor 2016

What is the public attitude today towards lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons? What do large-scale population surveys enable us to say about their position in society? The Netherlands is one of the most positive countries in Europe in its attitudes to this group, and those attitudes are becoming ever more positive. Despite this, Dutch people have difficulty with intimacy between people of the same sex and certain groups in Dutch society, such as religious persons and members of ethnic minorities, have more negative attitudes towards homosexuality.
The life situation of LGB persons themselves also indicates that a good deal is going well (few differences in lifestyle and life situation), but that they lag behind in some areas. They have less positive experiences at work (especially bisexual persons) and are more often victims of violence.

This study was carried out at the request of the Emancipation Department of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. 

Lisette Kuyper works in the Education, Minorities and Methodology research sector at SCP. Her expertise is in the fields of LGBT, sexuality, health and the young.