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Poll: Most Americans oppose anti-trans laws
2021-04-18

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A new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll showed that two-thirds of U.S. residents oppose laws that would limit transgender rights, PBS reported.

About one half of one percent of U.S. adults are transgender, according to a recent Gallup survey.

In the PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll, more than half of Americans say they personally know someone who is transgender. That includes 53 percent of Democrats, 39 percent of Republicans and 61 percent of independents. Five years ago, less than a third of U.S. residents said they knew someone who was transgender, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

The most far-reaching bills introduced this year would limit transgender youth from accessing gender-affirming medical care. More than 20 state legislatures have considered such bills this year, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA, which also estimates more than 45,000 youth could be affected.

Also, more than half of the proposed legislation around transgender rights this year is about limiting sports participation—and governors in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee have all signed bills into law.


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