A Pew Research Survey Reveals That Only 5 Percent of America’s Youth Identify as Transgender or Nonbinary


    Of the more than three million teenagers in the United States, approximately two percent identify as transgender and 3 percent as nonbinary, according to a Pew Research Center study released on June 7. Pew identified nonbinary individuals as people who “are neither a man nor a woman or aren't strictly one or the other.”

    According to Pew, “The share of U.S. adults who are transgender is particularly high among adults younger than 25,” in which 3.1 percent of them have a dual-gender identity, in contrast to just 0.5 percent of those aged between 25 and 29. The research center also noted that “young adults are far more likely to be familiar with [the concept of not identifying with one's sex] than their older counterparts.”

    In total, 1.6 percent of American adults are transgender or nonbinary, which is more than 4.1 million people, as per calculations made by News using Census information. Similar to that, although 1.6 percent of 30-to 49-year-olds have two gender identities, just 0.3 percent of adults over 50 years old feel the same.

    The survey also collected information from those who have personally known people who identify as transgender. They answered in affirmative at 44 percent for transgender and 20 percent for nonbinary. These figures, as per Pew, show that there is a “rising share” of adults who have friends who deal with gender identity. If broken down according to party group, Democrats are more likely to know a transgender or nonbinary-identifying individual, at 48 percent. Republicans have a higher percentage of “catching up” compared to the previous year, in which they jumped from 35 percent to 42 percent.

    The survey was conducted with 10,188 American people between the dates of May 16-22, with an error margin of +/-1.6 percent.

    As Breitbart London reported, Western media has played a major role in influencing people to believe that more people consider themselves to be LGBTQ than actually do. In fact, as the media—all the way from newspapers to Hollywood—tries to incorporate inclusion and diversity into their offerings, research finds that the majority of respondents believe that minority groups or LGBTQ people represent a larger percentage than they really do. “The UK's television industry vastly overrepresents homosexuals and those from so-called BAME—black, Asian and minority ethnic—backgrounds, the new poll has found that the general public also vastly overestimates the prevalence of transgender people, Muslims and Jews in Britain, while underestimating the overall prevalence of Europe ethnicities.”


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