Nefes LGBT Azerbaijan presents you the results of the ‘LGBT and business environment’ survey. The survey has encompassed such fields, as tourism, bank, trade malls, healthcare and NGO sector and included 500 respondents.
The survey was carried out in two different forms: online and face-to-face. The main purpose of the survey, which covered 8 regions of Azerbaijan, was to determine the negative cases that LGBT people face during their carrier, the attitude of other workers towards them, knowledge of respondents about LGBT subject.
Survey includes 4 components: sex-gender, age, educational level and marital status. Majority of the respondents were among 18-35 (68%) age group.
According these results, we can infer that LGBT people, especially transgender people face a lot of problems in business settings. 64% of answers doesn’t want to work with LGBT person and overall, 60% has negative attitude towards LGBT people. Furthermore, 60% of respondents said that, they will not hire LGBT person, if they were a boss.
One interesting point is what people think about those, with whom they haven’t worked together yet. While 52 % of respondents said that they have information about the bisexuality and homosexuality, the answers about their causes varied very differently. Therefore, 52% treats homosexuality as innate disease, 28% stressed that, it is a selected lifestyle. But no one considered it as a natural way of creation. 12% of people noted that, homosexuality is a result of environment factors.
The respondents of this survey are representatives of our society, so, on the basis of their answers, we see that they don’t have true information about the nature of homosexuality. Unawareness is the key element here, which depends on the educational policy of the state. Considering the fact that Azerbaijan has joined many conventions, it has to carry out some reforms on the educational field. As more than 70% of respondents had high-level education and they didn’t have true information about homosexuality, so, recent researches on this subject should be included into educational system
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