Indians want government to support Transgender People: Ipsos Global Survey

Indians want government to support Transgender People: Ipsos Global Survey

MUMBAI: Ipsos global survey onTransgender Peopleshows that a whopping 80 per cent of Indians polled want government to support and protect Transgender People from discrimination. 

Interestingly, across all the 27 markets covered in the survey, more number of people agree that Transgender People should be supported and protected from social ostracism. Globally, India is placed sixth in voicing its concern for Transgender People, preceded by the top five markets of Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador and Great Britain. 

Government support and social acceptance will mitigate discrimination and help Transgender People lead a more dignified life,? says Parijat Chakraborty, Executive Director, Ipsos Public Affairs. 

As part of Ipsos? ongoing commitment to bringing voice to people through data, Ipsos undertook a survey on the topic of transgender people using the monthly global survey vehicle Global Advisor. The data was collected online between October 24th and November 7th, 2017.

The 27 markets covered in the survey were: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States of America.

Given the range of (mis)perceptions that exist about transgender people, Ipsos and BuzzFeed, in discussion with the Williams Institute, developed a series of questions in 2016 designed to better understand how people perceive and understand the concept and emergence of transgender individuals.

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