People don’t agree on much in the political press anymore, but one subject appears to be uniting them — gender identity.
And for exactly 75%, there are only two genders: male and female.
That is the surprising result of the latest Rasmussen Reports survey done at a time when transgender controversies are smashing into college sports, provoking protests in federal prisons, and feeding protests of those such as Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling who have argued that there are only two sexes.
Rasmussen asked voters about Rowling’s statements, and 75% agreed that there are only two sexes, with 63% “strongly” agreeing.
But they apparently don’t like the debate being so public. When asked if they side with Rowling or consider her comments a “hate crime,” 58% said they agree with the author, 17% called her words hate, and 25% said they weren’t sure.
People also largely agreed that they do not want their schoolchildren counseled on their gender identity without their consent. By a margin of 68% to 19%, voters said they don’t want the counseling without their knowledge.
In its analysis, Rasmussen said:
Majorities of all political categories — 80% of Republicans, 54% of Democrats and 72% of those unaffiliated with either major party — are opposed to schools counseling children on gender identity without informing parents.
While majorities in every political category agree that there are only two genders, Democrats (47%) are less likely than Republicans (82%) or the unaffiliated (60%) to say they “strongly agree.”
ThinkCivics researches, examines, and reports on issues that matter most. We deliver explanative, fearless, and insightful analysis for public consumption.