The majority of voters support state laws banning sex change surgeries on children and trust parents more than teachers on issues of gender and sexuality, according to a poll exclusively shared with The Daily Wire.
The poll, conducted by CRC Research for the 85 Fund, found that 67% of voters supported laws that prohibit minors from being put on cross-sex hormones and undergoing sex change surgeries. The poll surveyed 1,600 registered voters across the country from January 3 to 7 and was composed of 30% Republicans, 34% independents, and 35% Democrats.
Every demographic surveyed from Republican (73%) to independent (71%) to Democrat (61%) expressed some support for state laws shielding children from transgender procedures. Over 20 states have passed laws protecting kids from transgender procedures, with courts upholding some of the laws and blocking others.
The survey also found that voters overwhelmingly opposed the creation of independent health centers in schools that promote cross-sex hormone therapy and other transgender procedures.
“This poll confirms that gender ideology is a unifying issue across party lines and a vast majority of Americans support parental rights and restricting irreversible medical transition interventions for minors. Americans also oppose our government pushing community school health clinics that will further threaten parental rights,” January Littlejohn, a parental advocate with Do No Harm, a group that seeks to end the politicization of medicine, told The Daily Wire in response to the poll’s findings.
Eighty-one percent of those surveyed expressed support for parents to be informed about discussions of gender dysphoria and related topics, while 10% disagreed with the sentiment.
Another question asked about a case in Michigan where school officials are alleged to have treated an 11-year-old girl as a boy without parental knowledge or consent. Sixty-four percent of those surveyed said the parents were right to sue the district over the incident, while 24% said schools may have to keep some student information private.
A majority of Republicans (88%), independents (76%), and Democrats (71%) said that they trusted parents more than teachers and school officials to discuss issues of gender identity and sexuality.
“These figures decisively show that voter support for family involvement in children’s lives transcends political ideology. These numbers are consistent with previous polls conducted by PDE, the Becket Fund, and others — which is why it’s absolutely mind-boggling that education officials seem to consider it their sacred duty to spend finite taxpayer resources encouraging students to keep secrets from their loved ones, undermining the parent-child relationship in the process,” Parents Defending Education President Nicole Neily said.
The poll also contained bad news for President Joe Biden, with just 41% approving of his performance and 56% disapproving. Nearly two-thirds of those polled also said the country was moving in the wrong direction, while 32% said it was going in the right direction.