Public Opinion Strategies recently conducted a national survey of registered voters, March 25‐28, 2022.
A total of 1000 registered voters nationally were interviewed online, and the survey has a credibility interval of ± 3.53 percentage points.
- “Don’t say gay?” When Americans are presented with the actual language of the new Florida law, it wins support by more than a two‐to‐one margin. Voters across partisan lines strongly support the new Florida law after being provided with the actual language of the bill: “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in Kindergarten through third grade or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
"Don’t Say Gay” Bill Support‐Oppose Overall 61%‐26% Republican Voters 70%‐23% Independent Voters 58%‐26% Democratic Voters 55%‐29% Trump 2020 Voters 70%‐23% Biden 2020 Voters 53%‐30% Parents 67%‐24% Suburban Voters 60%‐30% Know Someone LGBTQ 61%‐28%
- Fully two‐thirds of voters believe it is inappropriate for teachers or school personnel to discuss gender identity with children in kindergarten through 3rd Grade. By a 67%‐21% margin, Americans say the discussion of gender identity is inappropriate for children in kindergarten through 3rd Grade, including 88% of Republicans, 68% of Independent voters, and a plurality of Democrats (47%).
- Fewer than 10% of Americans want to see gender removed from birth certificates. While just 8% of Americans believe states should remove gender from birth certificates, fully 79% of voters do NOT, including 93% of Republicans, 79% of Independent voters, and 67% of Democrats.
- Finally, by more than a two‐to‐one margin, Americans believe transgender athletes should play on sports teams that match their birth gender. By a 60%‐24% margin, voters believe “transgender athletes should only be allowed to play on sports teams that match their birth gender.” While Republican (85%‐7%) and Independent voters (60%‐23%) largely agree, Democratic voters aren’t as sure (39%‐36%).