Almost half of UK viewers think that LGBTQ+ and ethnic minority communities are overrepresented on television, according to a survey.
Some 44% of British audiences believe that LGBTQ+ people are more represented on our screens than in the population, while 45% said the same about ethnic minorities.
Meanwhile, only 26% of Brits thought that ethnic minorities were under-represented, in the poll undertaken by the government body YouGov.
More British people shared these views compared to the other countries polled, France, Italy, Spain, Chile, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, the survey revealed.
However, more UK TV watchers stated obese people were underrepresented on the small screen, standing at 60%, than the other nations that participated in the study.
LGBTQ+ shows that have won plaudits from critics and the public alike include the masterpiece It’s A Sin, penned by Doctor Who’s Russell T Davies and starring Olly Alexander and Neil Patrick Harris.