U.S. Trans Survey

The following link will take you to the latest U.S Trans Survey documenting the present condition of U.S. transgenders.

What is the U.S. Trans Survey (USTS)?

The U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the new name of the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people. It is the follow up to the groundbreaking National Transgender Discrimination Survey, which was conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National LGBTQ Task Force in 2009, and examined the lives of over 6,400 trans people in the U.S. The results were released in a 2011 report called Injustice At Every Turn. As the single-most cited study about trans people, it has changed how the public understands the challenges facing our community. With all that has changed and all that
work that still needs to be done, the 2015 USTS is a much-needed update to this important study.

Who should take the USTS?

The USTS is for all trans-identified people, including genderqueer and non-binary people, at any stage of their lives, journey, or transition. Participants must currently be living in the United States or a U.S. territory, or be living abroad on a U.S. military base.

What age do USTS participants have to be?

USTS participants must be 18 years or older.

When will the USTS be available?

The USTS will be available from August 19 until at least September 21, 2015. Participants can access the USTS by returning to this website once the survey is live or by signing up to receive information and the link to the survey when it is available

Who is conducting the USTS?

The USTS is being conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality, the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people: www.transequality.org.

How can I take the USTS?

The USTS is an online survey and can be taken on a computer or a web-enabled device such as a smart-phone or tablet. If you do not have access to a computer or web-enabled device, please consider attending a survey-taking event at a location near you (coming soon).

What is a Survey-Taking Event?

Organizations across the country are opening their doors to allow people access to a computer and a safe place to take the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey. Each event has different availabilities–hosts are making their resources available during specific one-time only events, at weekly recurring events, or on a drop-in basis. For example, a community center might participate by setting aside on Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM where all or some of its computers are available, or it might host people on Monday-Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM each evening for a week or longer. Find the event nearest you here (coming soon).

How long will it take to complete the USTS?

The survey will take 30 to 60 minutes to complete, but it may take longer depending on individual experiences.