The method that the William Institute used to get these new figures came from extracting data from a national CDC survey. There are no national polls asking about transgender/cisgender status so the newest estimate is that, just an estimate.
I have two comments:
1 - The "known" population may have doubled, but my take is that the actual TG population, relative to overall population, is just as it has always been since the beginning of time. Well, perhaps it's higher than thousands of years ago, due to drugs such as DES. Neverless, whatever our population really is, it's still much higher than any current survey numbers show.
2 - It was no surprise that my state, California, ranked #2 (actually, I expected to see Cali as number 1). The surprise, however, was the state ranked at #1. To find out which one, well you're just going to have to go over to Planet Transgender to find out.
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