Demography of Respondents
The most responses (31.2%) collected at this point came from the 18 to 24 age group. The next greatest percent of responses came from the 25 to 34 age group at 28.3%. That being said, it is interesting to note that we received representation from older groups too, including from women and gender-diverse people over the age of 75 years at 0.9%. The youngest and oldest age groups are the most gender-diverse and include some of the highest proportions of gender minorities.
Of those that answered the question, the majority of the responses (6,823) at 31.4% identified as ‘white’, followed by 21.9% (4,759) of respondents identifying as ‘Black’. Those identifying as ‘Asian’ made up 9.5% of responses (2,071), followed by 8.3% of respondents identifying as ‘Indigenous’ (1,791). Lastly, 5% (1,091) indicated they were ‘biracial’, 4.9% identified as ‘different’ and 1.7% (368) identified as ‘North African’. 13,805 (43%) either didn’t answer or selected “I choose not to identify”.
To be able to reach as many women and gender-diverse people as possible, we offered the GC poll in 17 different official languages to widen the types of respondents we would get. We ran Facebook Ads in different languages to allow women and gender diverse people to understand the questions. These languages included English, Russian, Spanish, Hindi, French, Ukrainian, Farsi, Portuguese, Saudi Arabic, Iraq Arabic, Arabic, German, Chinese Traditional, Indonesian, Italian and Portuguese Brazilian.