Demographic Makeup of Survey Respondents
We had 3101 responses to the survey. Here we provide an overview of the demographic makeup of all the survey respondents through their answers in Section 1:
As the gender identity chart above shows, nearly three quarters of the sample were female.
In response to the question ‘Does your sex/gender match the sex you were assigned at birth?’: Yes 84.8%; No 15.2%
Country of residence
As the country of residence chart above shows, 74.8% (n= 2318) of respondents lived in England and Wales. In the ‘Other’ category (n= 297) there were 57 further countries.
The sample included participants aged 18 to 82 years. The median age of respondents was 40 years.
Based on the country where they live, 13.6% (n = 422) of respondents identified as part of a minority ethnic/racial community (or communities) whilst 83.7 % (n = 2596) did not.
19% (n = 588) of respondents considered themselves to have a disability and 78.2% (n = 2425) did not.
38.2% (n = 1186) of respondents had caring responsibilities (e.g. for parent, partner, children), whilst 61.8% (n = 1915) did not.
As the sexual identity chart above shows, the majority of respondents were heterosexual or straight.
As the religion chart above indicates, the majority of participants had no religion or were atheist. And in terms of participation in religious activities: 48.1% (n = 1494) said they ‘never’ participated, 33.8% (n = 1047) said they ‘occasionally’ did, 8.8% (n = 273) said ‘sometimes’, and 7% (n = 68) said they ‘often’ participated in religious activities.
As the political beliefs chart above shows, nearly half of the sample held left wing political views.
As the social class chart above indicates, in terms of self-defined social class the majority of respondents were middle class. This was borne out in the high educational level of the sample (below), with 78.7 per cent (n= 2442) having an undergraduate/masters or PhD degree.
We will be adding further updates on the findings of the survey once they have been compiled.