Most people say they aren’t transphobic – but aren’t completely sure about trans police or teachers

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The vast majority of Britons say they are “not prejudiced at all” against trans people, according to a new survey.

However, many of the same people do not appear to fully accept the appointment of qualified trans people as police officers or primary school teachers.

The findings come in the most recent British Social Attitudes survey, the 34th edition from NatCen Social Research.

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In the survey, 82 percent of those questioned said they were “not prejudiced at all” against transgender people.

15 percent said they were “a little prejudiced” and 2 percent as “very prejudiced.

Additionally, 53 percent of people said prejudice against transgender people is “always wrong” and 19 percent said it is “mostly wrong”.

15 percent said such prejudice “sometimes wrong”, 3 percent said “rarely wrong”, and 1 percent said “never wrong”.

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Despite more than eight in ten people saying they have no prejudice against transgender people, only 43 percent said a properly qualified trans person “definitely should” be employed as a police officer.

41 percent said the same for the role of a primary school teacher.

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