The poll also reinforced that Americans’ views on transgender rights and related issues are sharply divided along party lines. A whopping 83% of Democrats understand that trans people face discrimination; a mere 5% of Republicans think they do. When it comes to anti-transgender laws being passed at the state level, the divide is similarly stark: 82% of Democrats believe that measures preventing transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming medical care are hurting these kids, versus a scant 14% of Republicans.
Other noteworthy findings in this month’s poll include:
- Mandating mask-wearing on public transportation is an extremely partisan issue: 84% of Democrats support it (60% strongly, 24% somewhat), while just 7% of Republicans do (3% strongly, 4% somewhat).
- Anti-LGBTQ book censorship is similarly partisan: 83% of Democrats believe that their local classrooms and libraries should contain books with characters who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; 11% of Republicans believe this.
Additional issues surveyed include Biden’s handling of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, cryptocurrency, and viewership of Fox News, Newsmax, One America News Network, and MSNBC.
This poll’s results highlight younger Democrats’ acute disappointment in the as-yet-unfulfilled promises made by Biden on the campaign trail.
This month’s survey also provides strong evidence that frequent Fox News viewers are deeply disconnected from mainstream Americans. Despite the fact that just 41% of Americans believe that trans people want ‘special treatment,’ fully 76% of frequent Fox viewers believe this lie.
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