More Americans identify as transgender or nonbinary than ever before, and 44% know someone who is trans

  • 5% of adults under 30 are trans, including 3% who are nonbinary.
  • 1.6% of the 30- to 49-year-olds are trans/nonbinary.
  • 0.3% of those 50 and older are trans/nonbinary.
  • 79% of all Americans have heard “at least a little” about people not identifying with a binary gender.
  • 25% of American adults said that they knew “a lot” about nonbinary identities.
  • 42% of adults younger than 30 say they have heard a lot about being nonbinary.
  • 44% say they personally know someone who is trans.
  • 27% say they have a transgender friend.
  • 13% have a coworker who is transgender.
  • 10% say they have a transgender family member.
  • 20% know someone who is nonbinary.



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Jack Molay

Jack Molay

Writer and news curator looking at everything transgender, nonbinary and queer.