Most Americans think children 'influenced' to be trans, 'movement has gone too far,' poll

Less than two-thirds of respondents said they think transgenderism is on the rise because children feel like they can come out without being judged.

Published: October 25, 2022 10:25am

Updated: October 25, 2022 3:19pm

Most Americans feel that children are being "influenced" to come out as transgender and even more Americans said they believe the transgender movement has gone too far by "encouraging" children to medically change their sex, according to a poll released Tuesday.

While 27% of likely general election voters said they think transgenderism is rising amongst minors because they feel they can change their gender without being judged, 59% said minors are changing their sex due to social media and cultural influences, a McLaughlin and Associates/Summit Ministries poll shows.

Studies have found that the number of young Americans who identify as transgender is nearly three times that of older generations. Meanwhile, more than one-in-five young adults identify as LGBT, a Gallup poll earlier this year showed.

When asked whether the transgender movement has "gone too far by encouraging underage minors to use drugs and surgery to transition to the opposite sex," 65% of respondents said "yes" and 21% said "no."

The survey of 1,000 likely general election voters was conducted from Oct. 12-17 and has a margin of error of 3.1%.

"The burning question is, why are so many people silent if they believe the transgender movement is harming kids? What will it take for Americans to overcome the intimidation and say, 'Enough is enough?'" said President Dr. Jeff Meyers, whose Christian group helped conduct the survey.

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