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
answers
flagRepublic of Ireland
93%
0%
0%
6%
47
flagthe Netherlands
91%
2%
0%
2%
35
flagPoland
79%
3%
2%
14%
18816
flagRussia
78%
4%
5%
7%
316
flagUnknown
78%
4%
4%
13%
23
flagAustria
77%
8%
3%
9%
61
flagBelarus
76%
5%
1%
7%
51
flagPakistan
74%
5%
3%
13%
59
flagSwitzerland
74%
6%
8%
10%
50
flagKazakhstan
73%
11%
5%
5%
34
flagAustralia
72%
6%
6%
12%
65
flagGermany
71%
6%
5%
14%
436
flagGreece
71%
10%
7%
10%
28
flagItaly
69%
0%
4%
26%
23
flagUkraine
68%
6%
5%
13%
115
flagthe United Kingdom
67%
4%
3%
22%
278
flagCanada
67%
11%
3%
15%
53
flagthe United States
66%
4%
3%
23%
632
flagthe Philippines
57%
5%
7%
28%
52
flagIndia
40%
12%
15%
27%
381