Who is more likely to be colorblind?

men
women
sailors
everyone with the same probability
It is much less likely for a woman to be red-green colorblind than a man, since this common type of color blindness is caused by a recessive gene in the X chromosome. For a woman, both of her X chromosomes would have to be affected. A man only has one X chromosome, so he is more likely to be color-blind.
Mike Stanaway
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Answers by country

men
women
sailors
everyone with the same probability
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flagSwitzerland
93%
6%
0%
0%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
93%
0%
0%
6%
15
flagthe Netherlands
92%
0%
0%
0%
14
flagAustria
83%
0%
0%
16%
12
flagGreece
81%
9%
0%
9%
11
flagRussia
80%
0%
9%
4%
21
flagPoland
78%
3%
2%
14%
16187
flagUnknown
78%
4%
4%
13%
23
flagGermany
75%
3%
4%
15%
90
flagPakistan
73%
7%
4%
11%
42
flagItaly
73%
0%
6%
20%
15
flagAustralia
70%
3%
11%
14%
27
flagUkraine
68%
8%
4%
12%
25
flagthe United States
66%
4%
3%
23%
441
flagBelarus
66%
4%
0%
14%
21
flagCanada
64%
12%
6%
12%
31
flagthe United Kingdom
63%
4%
4%
25%
144
flagthe Philippines
58%
10%
10%
20%
29
flagIndia
41%
9%
16%
29%
212
flagMalaysia
28%
14%
7%
50%
14