Attitudes to transgender people

Research Report

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First published: 10 Aug 2020

Attitudes to transgender people

We commissioned research in 2019 about the British public's attitudes to transgender people.

Data from NatCen's British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey suggests that public attitudes to transgender people are broadly positive. However, people's attitudes are more nuanced in specific situations and according to demographic characteristics. 

The research covers:

  • personal feelings and prejudice towards transgender people
  • attitudes to transgender people in gender-specific situations
  • attitudes about transgender people's right to change the sex on their birth certificate
  • variation by geography and changes over time 

This report presents an analysis of the findings of the BSA survey.

Download as PDF Download executive summary in Welsh (PDF)