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Biggest ever survey of trans Americans finds 94% happier after transition


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The 2022 US Trans Survey of 92,000 transgender adults, finds continued discrimination, harassment and even violence at work.

The report found that 94% of transgender individuals who live at least part of the time in a gender different than the one they were assigned at birth – in other words, who “transitioned” – were either “a lot” (79%) or “a little more satisfied” (15%) with their lives. Nearly 98% of respondents were receiving some kind of hormone replacement therapy, which made them “a lot” (84%) or “a little” (14%) more satisfied with their lives.

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When the absolutely final version of the survey comes out it will be a data milestone with the response level they had.  Hopefully some politicians will see they are up against a bigger phenomena than expected and show a bit more hesitance before attacking us.

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The article is a bit wiggly and wobbly as it tries to over-qualify the questioning and results here, but it does give the numbers.  I took the survey and while it was structured to eliminate some question sets based on a variety early responses that indicated the relativity of the question to the person (MTF's did not have to answer all the questions relative only to FTM's or persons with an age under 50 not given the choices to answer questions about Senior Citizens, or me (74) answering questions about 25 year olds) the answers I was asked to give were highly relevant and on point to my life.

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47 minutes ago, VickySGV said:

I took the survey


Me too & I believe many of us here on TGP did as well (at least those of us who were around in 2022). Will be fascinating to see what impact the final results have.

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The CEO of the NCTE Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, is doing many media interviews today, and hopefully some will be aimed at a larger audience than the Guardian.  As good as that publication is, it doesn't get read by many outside of the left wing "bubble."  Of course, we can count on the right wing media not mentioning it at all, unless they think they can manipulate some factoid to their advantage.


The complete report will be available within a couple of months.  It is still being analyzed and undergoing qualitative analysis.  My personal Thank You goes out to everyone who participated in this critically important survey.  It really does matter.


Disclaimer:  I am a member of the NCTE Board of Directors.

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1 hour ago, Carolyn Marie said:

I am a member of the NCTE Board of Directors.

Good for you, Carolyn Marie!

Yes, I took the test, too. I found it to be professional and comprehensive and I agree with what others above have said. This is probably more of a long-term solution, but a much-needed one. Science, and social science, can be the basis for good government. Glad to be on here today, a tough day otherwise for me. Thanks.

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I think maybe I took the survey, but I can't recall now.  There have been a couple of surveys posted here since I joined TGP in 2022.  I know I took at least one, but another one or two I also recall wanted more personal information than I was willing to give.  Can't remember if this was one went one way or the other.  But anyways, interesting results.  92,000 so far is a pretty big sample size!

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19 hours ago, Davie said:

A tough day otherwise for me. Thanks.

Landlord problem resolved today--totally letting go of it will take longer, but will do. Have a liberated day.

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@Davie very glad to hear things have settled down there for you.

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