Around two-thirds of Black Democrats (66%) say that whether someone is a man or woman is determined by their sex at birth.
Republican and Democratic parents differ widely over what their children should learn at school about gender identity, slavery and other topics, but they are equally satisfied with the quality of education their children are receiving.
How Americans view policy proposals on transgender and gender identity issues, and where such policies exist
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.