The vast majority of Americans, when asked if they agree with the statement “There are two genders, male and female,” said they agree, a new poll has found.
The latest Rasmussen Reports survey said 71% of likely voters believe that there are just two genders (although this website says there are 107 genders, including “tumtum” and “fa’afafine”). In a surprise, 67% of Democrats agreed — only 14% of Democrats strongly disagreed with the statement.
What’s more, 57% of all polled strongly disagree with those who say there are more than two genders, said the pollster.
The poll findings come in the midst of Pride Month and as companies across the country, like Anheuser-Busch and Target, kowtow to the LGBTQ+ community. But that has backfired, as sales of Bud Light have tanked 30% when compared to the same time period last year since the beer brand joined forces with transgender social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney. Target, which launched another Pride Collection this year, has been hit with protests and a boycott and has lost $13 billion in market value over the past two weeks.
It’s bizarre that this is even a debate. Think about the science. You’re born either a boy or a girl. That’s a fact. Sure, once you’re on the planet, you can do whatever you want, pick one of those 107 genders. But you were born male or female, there’s just no getting around that.
The survey also found that majorities of Americans support laws that ban hormone replacement therapy and sex changes for people under 18 years old.
“Several states have recently enacted legislation prohibiting transgender treatment for minors. Sixty-two percent (62%) of Americans approve of legislation making it illegal to perform sex-change surgery on minors,” the poll analysis said.
“Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Americans approve of laws making it illegal to give hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to minors,” the pollsters said.
Even a majority of Democrats agreed that people younger than 18 should not have access to sex-change treatments, the poll found. And nearly three in four U.S. voters (74%) oppose allowing schools or teachers to counsel children on sexual identity without parental consent.
That finding mirrors what’s already going on in America. At least 18 states have laws or policies on the books that restrict transgender treatments for minors.
But Democrats and President Joe Biden find the laws an affront to democracy.
“I’ve met a lot of parents of trans kids in the past couple of months who have told me these devastating stories, whether they’re in Texas or Oklahoma or wherever they are, saying how they now have to seriously consider leaving their state to protect their child,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in May. “That’s something that we have to call out and continue to be very clear about. These are kids. These are our kids. They belong to all of us.”
Mark Mitchell, head pollster at Rasmussen, said the backlash against companies pushing Pride could be driving state restrictions on transgender treatments for children and the growing opposition among Americans. “That would be pretty ironic if their little publicity stunt is what essentially caused a massive 13-point swing in support in favor of laws banning transgender treatment,” he said.
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Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent for a national newspaper. He was also the a.m. editor of the Drudge Report for four years. Send tips to [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.