A YouGov poll found that while 40 percent of those surveyed said they knew a trans person, 27 percent don’t want to contact with such people ever in their lives, for 21% being trans is a mental illness, 39% believe it to be a personal choice. Mental health professionals have stressed in recent years that being transgender is not a disorder and people are simply unaware of who trans people actually are. It turns out that it is really hard for trans people to find friends, however the researchers note that it is even harder for them to find someone to love. Only 17% would go out with trans people (4% experienced it) and 15% would agree to have sex with them. YouGov notes that twice as many millennials report feeling their gender identity differs from what they were assigned at birth compared with those aged 35-54, at 14 and 7 percent respectively.