A new poll says 75% of likely voters who have an opinion on the issue believe the transgender movement has “gone too far” by encouraging underage minors to use drugs and surgery to transition to the opposite sex.
“Americans disagree on many issues, but they are united in saying that the transgender movement has gone too far,” said Jeff Myers, president of Summit.org, which conducted the study along with McLaughlin and Associates.
Voters overwhelmingly suspect that social media and the medical industry are exploiting children for self-serving financial gain, according to the survey.
“The burning question is why are so many people silent if they believe the transgender movement is harming kids?” Myers said. “What will it take for Americans to overcome the intimidation and say, ‘Enough is enough?’”
The national survey, which polled 1,000 likely general election voters, was conducted from Oct. 12-17, and results were released earlier today.
All interviews were conducted online. Survey invitations were distributed randomly within predetermined geographic units. These units were structured to correlate with actual voter turnout in the general election.
The voter profile consisted of 36% Republican voters, 37% Democrats, and 27% independent or unaffiliated voters. The results discussed below include only those with an opinion on the questions asked, while those who indicated they were unsure or “don’t know” were excluded.
Other key insights from the survey include:
—69% of voters who have an opinion on the issue say that the increase in transgenderism among underage minors is the result of them being influenced to question their gender due to social media and other cultural influences;
—70% of voters who have an opinion on the issue believe that the medical industry promoting gender transition for young children is motivated by financial gain.
To see results of the survey, visit National Poll Report – Transgender and Youth.