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.
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.
Americans’ comfort levels with using gender-neutral pronouns to refer to someone have remained static since 2017.
More Americans also say evangelical Christians, business corporations and the military will lose than gain influence in Washington.
In most of the 18 countries analyzed, religiously unaffiliated adults were more likely to say homosexuality should be accepted by society.
Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, public opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality in society remains sharply divided by country, region and economic development.
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.”