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Survey Indicates Decline in Public Support for Gender Identity Theory

A recent survey unveils a shift in American public opinion with a declining endorsement of gender ideology and a reaffirmation of the biological gender binary system amidst the decidedly pro-transgender stance of the Joe Biden administration.

Declining support for ‘multiple genders theory’

In 2021, 59 percent of Americans believed there were only two genders – male and female, while 40 percent agreed with the existence of multiple gender identities. However, by 2023, the divide further widened, with 65 percent believing in two sexes and 34 percent endorsing various genders.

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This trend was consistent across all political affiliations, with Republicans leading the way, demonstrating an increase from 87 percent in 2021 to 90 percent in 2023 in favor of the binary concept.

Independents followed suit (60 percent in 2021 to 66 percent in 2023). Even among Democrats, traditionally more open to gender ideology, there was a minor shift toward acceptance of the binary view (38 percent in 2021 to 44 percent in 2023).

Binary view increased across all generations

Interestingly, this increased acceptance of the binary concept was prevalent among all generations, including the younger ones, who are generally more inclined toward Democratic ideals and less emphasis on traditional American values.

“In 2023, Generation Z saw a jump in the belief that there are only two genders (rising to 57 percent from 43 percent in 2021). In 2023, members of Generation Z (57 percent) and millennials (60 percent) still hold closer beliefs to each other on this question than they do to Generation X (71 percent), baby boomers (68 percent), and the Silent Generation (69 percent),” the survey report highlighted.

Demographic and religious factors made little difference

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Demographic and religious factors seemed to make minimal difference in accepting the binary gender system.

The survey also discovered that parents and non-parents had similar views on gender. In 2021, 59 percent from both categories believed in binary gender, with a rise observed in 2023, especially among parents (70 percent).

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Half of Americans in 2023 strongly endorsed the gender binary system, marking an increase from 43 percent in 2019. Breaking it down by political affiliations, 80 percent of Republicans agreed, 48 percent of independents, and 28 percent of Democrats.

Regarding comfort level with using preferred or gender-neutral pronouns, Americans were divided, with 35 percent expressing comfort, 40 percent discomfort, and 23 percent indifference.

More acceptance among younger generation for ‘pronouns’

However, younger adults, specifically Generation Z, while growing more accepting of the gender binary, were more comfortable than older generations with friends using gender-neutral pronouns.

Gen Z women were particularly accepting, with 54 percent expressing comfort compared to Gen Z men (42 percent).

Furthermore, 62 percent of respondents agreed that too much emphasis is placed on discussing gender and pronouns today, while 37 percent disagreed.

Gender identity being taught in schools

Public opinion on teaching gender identity in schools was also surveyed. Just 7 percent of Americans found it suitable for elementary schools, with 11 percent agreeing to its introduction later in elementary school, 26 percent in middle school, and 18 percent in high school.

On the other hand, 36 percent believed it was entirely unsuitable for public schools.

It was found that Republicans were significantly more likely to believe it inappropriate to teach concepts of non-binary or transgender identities (60 percent and 58 percent, respectively) compared to independents (33 percent and 31 percent) and Democrats (17 percent and 16 percent).

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Businesses criticized for support of ‘pride month’

The findings of this survey are supported by other recent polls which highlight a move towards rejecting gender ideology in favor of biological realities.

According to recent Rasmussen Reports polls, 57 percent of Americans strongly agreed with the statement, “There are only two genders, male and female.” Further, a plurality, 48 percent, felt that businesses were overemphasizing their support for “Pride” month.

Moreover, there is significant opposition among Americans to the transgender industry targeting children, with a prevailing belief that pharmaceutical companies and doctors promoting puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones should be held legally accountable for any adverse effects.

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