Please find below some Frequently Asked Questions about Generations Study. If the question and/or answer you are looking for is not here, please contact us.  We would love to hear from you.   


Does the Generations Study include Transgender individuals?  

The focus of the Generations Study is on the lives and the experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. While transgender people are part of the LGBT community there are important differences between issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. To ensure that research is able to adequately cover their unique experiences, we use separate studies to address issues affecting cisgender LGB and transgender people (regardless of sexual orientation). While both studies have a lot of overlap, there are also unique aspects to each study.  See our study TransPop and for a similar study exploring the lives and experiences of transgender people, please see Project Affirm










How will Generations Study have a nationally represented sample?

The researchers will use a survey of 350,000 U.S. adults, conducted by Gallup, a global survey organization that delivers analytics and advice. Gallup survey participants will be screened during a one-year period, and those who identify as LGB will be invited to participate in the Generations study.  


What is the study timeline? 

Qualitative data collection took place between 2015-2016. Quantitative data collection started March 2016 and will continue into 2018. 


Where can I go to find the study results, once the study is completed?

To get notification for when the Generations findings are released, you may sign up for the Williams Institute mailing list. Given the study timeline, however, we are not likely to publish findings until some time. 

You may also subscribe to our upcoming newsletter to receive information about the study progress and results. .