A new survey of 515 trans individuals found that 78 percent are happier since they transitioned from their biological sex. Transitioning means different things, though - only 16 percent report surgery, most changed their personal style or name while 38 percent had therapy. 

It's not all good news. Though they are happier now, in the past 41 percent have felt unsafe in a locker room, 64 percent have been verbally attacked, and 25 percent have been physically attacked.  43 percent reported suicidal thoughts.

When it comes to family, 69 percent say they are supported and 25 percent say they are very supported while 67 percent who had an adult they trusted report happy childhoods. 66 percent say they knew as a child or teen that their biological sex was different than how they saw themselves.

The nationally representative survey was conducted November 10 – December 1, 2022, online and by telephone in English and Spanish and also included 823 typical U.S. adults.