3 in 5 people purposely misgender transgender people

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 25: Demonstrators protest for transgender rights on February 25, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The demonstrators were angry with President Donald Trumps recent decision to reverse the Obama-era policy requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A global study into the treatment of transgender people has revealed that three in five people deliberately misgender trans people in order to cause disrespect.

A study carried out by Ipsos looked into the treatment and social perception of transgender people across 16 countries.

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Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the US were all surveyed.

Ipsos found that Americans were most likely to misgender a person on purpose, followed by Australia, Canada and Britain.

They also found that only one in five people would be ok with using the gender-neutral pronoun “they”.

It should be noted that questions about pronouns were only given to people living in countries where English is the primary language.

However, Ipsos hope that they will soon “develop similar custom questions language-by language in the future”.

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Regarding the “tolerance” of transgender people, six in ten said they believed that their country was becoming more accepting.

This belief was highest in Argentina where 78 percent of the population thought that they were becoming more tolerant of trans people.

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