Pew report shows Americans oppose trans athletes in women’s sports, support treating all people fairly

September 22, 2023

How Americans view policy proposals on transgender and gender identity issues, and where such policies exist

Americans have differing views on transgender and gender identity policy according to this Pew Research Center study. A majority of Americans favor having discrimination protections in place for transgender people, but when asked about their involvement in sports, a different outlook is held by the public.

Here’s two articles you MUST read on this topic:

Poll: Vast Majorities Oppose Trans Athletes Competing in Women’s Sports
A Washington Post poll asked over a thousand American adults how they felt about biological men competing in women’s sports. An overwhelming majority had a lot to say about the issue. A large majority of Americans are very against transgender athletes competing after their transitions. 

Tim Scott uses closing arguments to send shot at transgender athletes in women’s sports
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) used his closing arguments during the first GOP debate to signal his disapproval of biological men competing in women’s sports. Scott gave a list of his American values that he would instill as the next President of the United States.

Majority of Americans believe gender determined at birth, against biological males in women’s sports: poll
A new poll found that the majority of Americans do not believe that transgenders should be allowed to compete in sports with their chosen gender. Another majority believe that gender is based upon birth. 

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