The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) released a report today concerning Americans’ understanding of transgender people entitled “Strong Majorities of Americans Favor Rights and Legal Protections for Transgender People.” It is often assumed that most Americans are not familiar with transgender people, but these survey results showed a surprising level of understanding and familiarity with transgender people.
In order to determine whether Americans understood what it means to be transgender, PRRI conducted a follow-up survey in September 2011 that asked respondents to report what the term transgender meant to them in their own words. Among the 91% of Americans who report that they have heard of the term transgender, 76% give an essentially accurate definition. Thus, overall, more than two-thirds (69%) of Americans are able to identify what transgender means without any assistance. Additionally, over 1-in-10 of the respondents said that they have a close friend or family member who is transgender.
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