More than 5% of Americans under age 30 say they identify as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth, according to a new survey published Tuesday.
Approximately 5.1% of adults under 30 are transgender or nonbinary, according to the survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.
Of that figure, 2% identify as a trans man or trans woman, while 3% are nonbinary, meaning they are neither a man nor a woman.
The figures are higher in younger demographics.
In adults younger than 25, 3.1% identify as a trans man or trans woman, compared to 0.5% of those between 25 and 29.
By comparison, 1.6% of those surveyed between 30 and 49 and 0.3% of those 50 and older are trans or nonbinary.
A much higher percentage of Americans say they know someone who is trans or nonbinary. Approximately 44% say they personally know someone who is trans and 20% know someone who is nonbinary.
The percentage of adults who know someone who is transgender is up from 42% in 2021 and 37% in 2017.
Democrats and independents who lean to the left politically were more likely than Republicans and those leaning right to know a transgender person, but that number is rising.
As of June 2021, 48% of Democrats said they knew a trans person, compared with 35% of Republicans. The gap has narrowed to 6 percentage points. As of Tuesday’s research, 48% of Democrats and 42% of Republicans say they know someone who is transgender.
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