On a couple of policies related to transgender people, there is some agreement among Americans, but views of other policies are more divided.
Americans increasingly say gender is determined by one’s sex assigned at birth, but they differ by religion on this and other transgender issues.
The new survey covers topics such as whether the public thinks society is moving too quickly or not quickly enough on gender identity issues.
Most favor protecting trans people from discrimination, but fewer support policies related to medical care for gender transitions; many are uneasy with the pace of change on trans issues.
1.6% of U.S. adults are transgender or nonbinary. Also, a rising share of Americans say they know someone who is transgender.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 1.6% of U.S. adults are transgender or nonbinary – that is, their gender is different from the sex they were assigned at birth.
There is no public consensus on whether greater social acceptance of transgender people is good or bad for society.
Americans’ comfort levels with using gender-neutral pronouns to refer to someone have remained static since 2017.
Views differ sharply by party and age when it comes to whether forms or online profiles should include gender options other than “man” and “woman.”
A majority of Americans have heard about the use of gender-neutral pronouns, and about one-in-five personally know someone who goes by such pronouns.