With almost 28,000 respondents, the U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people. The staff of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the rest of the USTS team are thrilled to share the results of the USTS with us.
USTS Executive Summary
The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) is the largest survey examining the
experiences of transgender people in the United States, with 27,715 respondents from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico,
and U.S. military bases overseas. Conducted in the summer of 2015 by the National Center
for Transgender Equality, the USTS was an anonymous, online survey for transgender
adults (18 and older) in the United States, available in English and Spanish. The USTS
serves as a follow-up to the groundbreaking 2008–09 National Transgender Discrimination
Survey (NTDS), which helped to shift how the public and policymakers view the lives of
transgender people and the challenges they face. The report of the 2015 USTS provides a
detailed look at the experiences of transgender people across a wide range of categories,
such as education, employment, family life, health, housing, and interactions with the
criminal justice system.
Read the Executive Summary and full report here.
The Report launch event, including a presentation of key findings by NCTE Survey Project Manager Sandy E. James and a panel discussion with NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling and Ashe McGovern, Associate Director for the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School can be viewed here.