United States Transgender Survey (USTS)

The United States Transgender Survey (USTS) is the largest survey ever conducted to examine the experiences of trans people in the United States, with nearly 28,000 respondents. It is notable for its scope, sample size, geographical reach, and representation of a wide range of identities and experiences. As such, the USTS is one of the most important studies to document the experiences of trans people in the United States. It is an essential source of information for a range of disciplines and the general public. This entry provides an overview of the USTS, including its background and purpose, development, outreach strategy, data collection period, findings, and impact.

Background and Purpose

Advocating for the rights of trans people requires data to provide evidence of the population’s unique experiences ...

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