Survey on the transgender bathroom laws in the U.S. 2016

This statistic shows the results of a 2016 survey among adult Americans on whether they favor or oppose laws that require transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their birth gender rather than their gender identity. Debate on this topic was sparked when the state of North Carolina introduced a respective law (the so-called "North Carolina bathroom law"), causing for example corporate boycotts and even the Justice Department to weigh in and advise the state to modify the law since it violates civil rights. During this survey, 39 percent of respondents stated they strongly oppose any laws requiring transgender people to use a bathroom corresponding to their birth gender rather than their gender identity.

Do you favor or oppose laws that require transgender individuals to use facilities that correspond to their gender at birth rather than their gender identity?

Share of respondents
Strongly favor25%
Somewhat favor13%
Somewhat oppose18%
Strongly oppose39%
No opinion5%
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Sources

Release date

May 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 28 – May 1, 2016

Number of respondents

1,001 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source poses the question as follows: "Overall, would you say you favor or oppose laws that require transgender individuals to use facilities that correspond to their gender at birth rather than their gender identity?"

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