On August 19, 2015, NCTE launched the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey. NCTE has seen an overwhelming amount of enthusiasm since they first announced the survey, with nearly 14,000 people pledging to complete it. And now we must ensure that everyone who pledged to take the survey completes it. Be counted and complete the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey today.
The groundbreaking National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) continues to be the go-to resource for people seeking to learn more about trans experiences in the U.S.. And the time has come for us to update this data and expand our knowledge base.
If you identify as trans, genderqueer, or non-binary, please set aside time to complete the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey.
We need your help in getting the most diverse sample yet in order to better understand what our community needs, and how our community has changed over the past few years. Your voice matters, and we’re waiting to hear your story.
The survey will take 30-60 minutes to complete and is available in both Spanish and English.
Purpose Of The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey
Research: The National Transgender Discrimination Survey has been the community's go-to resource for helping the public understand trans people. It's shown us how many trans people have faced discrimination and harassment at school, work, in health care, in homeless shelters, in the criminal justice system, as well as many other areas of life. Going forward, the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) will give researchers, policymakers, and advocates the ability to see the experiences of trans people over time, how things are changing, and what can be done to improve the lives of trans people.
The USTS will cover a wide range of topics that reflects the lives and experiences of trans people and is designed to more fully examine specific issue areas that disparately impact trans people, such as unemployment and underemployment, housing, health care, HIV/AIDS, disabilities, immigration, sex work, and police interactions. Many of the questions included in the USTS have never been asked of trans people before. Like last time, the data set will be shared with advocates, organizations, and academics for years to come.
Benchmark: The USTS will significantly improve measures in the survey to allow for comparing the lives of trans people to the U.S. population as a whole. This is crucial for demonstrating the disparities faced by trans people in the U.S. In addition, the USTS will be fielded every five years and will enable measuring of progress made over time.
Education & Advocacy: The 2015 USTS will continue to be an important resource for use in education and advocacy. As with the last study, the USTS will contribute to public education about trans people and provide information for advocating for policy and social advances for trans people.
Take the survey online today: http://www.ustranssurvey.org