Much lower than that. In most parts of the US, support for transgender people is well over 50%. I think I’ve seen figures as high as 60% (I don’t remember where I saw it so please don’t ask; I promise it is something I saw and not just a guess, as you admit yours is. I do know about 19 states and thousands of municipalities have enacted laws and referenda protecting trans rights. Since most people in those places are not trans, there is a lot more support than you imply.

Let’s say that your guess was right, though. A little under half the voters voted for Trump in 2016 (yes, there is probably a lot of overlap between the two groups), so we can’t completely put stock in public opinion. I would imagine that places with higher acceptance rates for trans people also have higher average levels of education and are more ethnically and racially diverse as well as having significant representation from the rest of the LGBT community.

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