Heterosexuals’ Attitudes Toward Transgender People: Findings from a National Probability Sample of U.S. Adults

  title={Heterosexuals’ Attitudes Toward Transgender People: Findings from a National Probability Sample of U.S. Adults},
  author={Aaron T. Norton and Gregory M. Herek},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Using data from a national probability sample of heterosexual U.S. adults (N = 2,281), the present study describes the distribution and correlates of men’s and women’s attitudes toward transgender people. Feeling thermometer ratings of transgender people were strongly correlated with attitudes toward gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals, but were significantly less favorable. Attitudes toward transgender people were more negative among heterosexual men than women. Negative attitudes were associated… 

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