Four in ten Americans know a transgender person


Washington, DC – 37% of Americans personally know a transgender person according to a recent Pew Research Center study conducted in August and September of 2017. 6% of the respondents stated they have a transgender Family member.

Knowing a transgender person is divided by age, with 44% of Millennials stating they know a transgender person compared to only 21% in the age group above 72 years and 34% / 36% for the age group between 37 years and 71 years.

The survey did allow for multiple answers when classifying the contact, ranging from 24% for an acquaintance, 7% for a co-worker and 2% for someone else.

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