Gender Census 2020: Worldwide Summary

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Who? Everyone whose gender doesn’t tidily fit into the female/male binary.

What? An online survey asking participants how they describe themselves and how they would like other people to refer to them.

When? February to April 2020.

Participants: 24,576

The full report: click here

Raw data and summary tables: Google Sheets (7.3 MB)


Identity words

The top five were:

  1. nonbinary – 66.4% (down 0.2%)
  2. queer (partially or completely in relation to gender) – 42.9% (down 0.1%)
  3. trans – 33.7% (down 2.9%)
  4. enby – 31.5% (down 0.2%)
  5. gender non-conforming – 29.0% (up 2.8%)

Titles

The top 5 were:

  • No title at all – 34.4% (up 1.4%)
  • Mx – 28.0% (down 3.3%)
  • Mr – 8.6% (down 0.1%)
  • Non-gendered prof/acad. – 5.3% (down 0.2%)
  • Ms – 4.9% (up 0.2%)

Pronouns

Here’s the top 5:

  • Singular they – they/them/their/theirs/themself – 77.5% (down 2%)
  • He – he/him/his/his/himself – 30.5% (down 0.3%)
  • She – she/her/her/hers/herself – 29% (no change)
  • None/avoid pronouns – 13.7% (up 3.4%)
  • Xe – xe/xem/xyr/xyrs/xemself – 7.4% (up 0.2%)

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2020-11-03