Findings

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:

Gender identity

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.

Age 

The sample included participants aged 18 to 82 years. The median age of respondents was 40 years.

Ethnic minority

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.

Disability

19% (n = 588) of respondents considered themselves to have a disability and 78.2% (n = 2425) did not.

Caring  responsibilities

38.2% (n = 1186) of respondents had caring responsibilities (e.g. for parent, partner, children), whilst 61.8% (n = 1915) did not.

Sexual Identity

 

As the sexual identity chart above shows, the majority of respondents were heterosexual or straight.

Religion

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.

Political beliefs

As the political beliefs chart above shows, nearly half of the sample held left wing political views.

Social class

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.

Educational qualifications

We will be adding further updates on the findings of the survey once they have been compiled.