Yosef Phelan for GAY TIMES

The vast majority of cisgender LGBTQ+ people in the UK have a positive view of transgender people, a groundbreaking new survey has found.

According to research conducted by YouGov, which was released on 11 August, just eight per cent of cis gay, lesbian and bisexual Britons hold a negative view of their trans peers.

An overwhelming 75 per cent, however, said they have a positive one, while 17 per cent claimed to be neutral.

Cis lesbians and bisexual women in particular were likely to have positive feelings towards the trans community, the results showed.

Approximately 84 per cent of this group held a positive view, 66-68 per cent of which was “very positive”.

Cis gay and bisexual men held a “very positive” view at rates of 43 and 44 per cent, respectively.

When it came to the British public more generally, around half said they hold positive views of gay and lesbian people (54 per cent) and bisexuals (50 per cent), while approximately 39 per cent said the same of trans people.

Only seven per cent said they hold negative views of lesbian and gay people, a figure that rises to nine per cent in relation to bisexuals.

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However, a quarter (25 per cent) of those surveyed admitted to holding negative views of trans people – a figure that has risen nine per cent since YouGov’s study in 2021.

“This is perhaps unsurprising, given that a separate YouGov study last year found that Britons had become less likely to support trans rights,” the polling group wrote alongside the findings.

Approximately 1,023 LGBTQ+ and 2,313 non-LGBTQ+ Britons were surveyed by YouGov for the study, the full results of which can be found here.