A new poll from Pew Research has suggested that support for the core concept of trans ideology has dropped, with only 38% of Americans believing biological sex does not determine whether someone is a man or a woman.
Pew surveyed just over 10,000 Americans last month on a number of issues relating to transgenderism, including whether biological sex or self-identification of gender determines whether somebody is a man or a woman.
60% of those surveyed said that biological sex was the determinant of gender, as opposed to 38% who agreed that gender can be separate from “sex assigned at birth.” The rejection of the core concept of transgenderism has increased, with only 56% of Americans in 2021, and 54% in 2017 believing that biological sex determined gender.
According to new polling from Pew, 60% of Americans believe that gender is determined by sex assigned at birth, in comparison to 38% who say otherwise.
Since 2017, the electorate has shifted 12 points in favor of the position that gender is determined by biology. pic.twitter.com/5gxWhDNo9u
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The issue still sees a partisan split however. Among Republican and Republican-leaning individuals, 86% think that sex determines gender, with 13% believing the opposite. This is compared with only 38% of Democrats and Democrat-leaning voters who think as such, with 61% disagreeing, a wider intra-party split.
More liberal Democrats believe in the transgender ideology, with 79% of them signing up to the idea that gender is separate, as opposed to 45% of conservative or moderate Democrats. 92% of conservative Republicans think sex determines gender, along with 74% of moderate or liberal Republicans.
A split is also seen across age groups with Democrats. 72% of Democrats under 30 believe that sex and gender are different, although around 60% of Democrats in older age groups disagree. There does not appear to be an age split with Republicans – 88% of Republicans between 18 and 29 believe that biological sex determines gender, with the same number of Republicans over 65 agreeing.
The plurality of Americans also think that society has gone too far in the acceptance of transgenderism and trans individuals, with 38% of those who answered the poll agreeing. 36% of respondents said that society had not gone far enough, with another 23% thinking that the current level of acceptance is about right.
Surprisingly, among Americans who think discrimination against trans people exists in society, only 44% say acceptance hasn’t been enough, with 54% believing that it has either gone too far or been just right.
Last week, Assistant Secretary for Health Dr Rachel Levine, who is male-to-female transgender, said that giving minors who identify as trans “gender-affirming” care is not only “life-saving,” but “medically necessary,” and that people should vote Democrat in November to make sure children get these medical interventions.