Despite the constant bell-sounding of the Left about the farce of biological sex and the empowerment of new gender identities in recent years, most Americans aren’t buying it, with the vast majority still certain that there are, in fact, only two genders.
According to a recent Rasmussen Report survey, a full 75% still believe that there are just two genders, male and female. 63% of respondents strongly agree with that statement, according to the results of the survey.
Only 18% of respondents disagreed, insisting that more genders than two existed. The poll involved 1,000 American adults and was conducted on December 21-22 via interviews.
The one-sided results catch some observers by surprise in consideration of the endless onslaught of progressive lecturing that Americans have endured from the left surrounding issues of gender identity in recent years.
Leftist transgender ideology, which considers the male-female gender standard to be discriminatory, has worked its ugly tendrils into every corner of American life, sparking intense debate on issue from public restroom use to gender pronouns and whether or not children should be allowed access to sex-change surgeries and hormone therapy. Tech Giant’s have also thrown their weight behind the “inclusive” new religion of polygenderism, with Facebook allowing users a wide-ranging 58 gender options to identify themselves by.
Despite the endless progressive lecturing, majorities from every political perspective, Democrats, Independents, and Republicans, all agreed that only two genders exist. The figures for Democrats were split 50/50.
The unison on the issue continued further on the issue of counseling schoolchildren about their gender identity without any parental consent.
Rasmussen’s report shows that 80% of Republicans, 72% of nonaffiliated people, and 54% of Democrats all oppose the counseling of children about gender identity issues without parental consent. Overall, the value sits at 68% opposed to the idea.
Respondents have also become increasingly uncomfortable with how the public debate has gone. When asked about J.K. Rowling’s public comments that affirmed a belief in two genders only, 58% agreed that she was in the right to say so, 25% said they didn’t feel strongly about her comments, and just 17% said that her comments met the criteria of “hate crime.”
Author: Michael Gray