Voters overwhelmingly oppose transgender movement to let biological males compete in women’s sports

Among poll respondents overall, 60% said biological males should not be allowed to participate in women's sports

Last Updated:
June 24, 2020 - 8:14am

By a 3-to-1 margin, American voters do not believe biological males should be allowed to participate in women’s athletic competitions, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Among poll respondents overall, 60% said biological males should not be allowed to compete, compared to 21% who said they should be allowed and 19% who said they were unsure. Eighty-one percent (81%) of Republicans hold that view. Democrats, by a 50% to 25% margin, agree. So do Independent voters (51% to 24%).

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Just the News Poll, Should biological males be allowed to compete in women's sports competitions?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

The results come after a Supreme Court ruling this month banning workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.

The Just the News Daily Poll find some racial differences among respondent, particularly among Hispanics, of whom 43% said biological males should be allowed to compete in women's sports and 35% said they should not (22% of Hispanics said they were unsure either way). Black and white respondents shared more similar viewpoints, with 63% of those respondents saying biological males should not be allowed to compete. Eighteen percent of blacks and 19% of whites said that they should, and 20% of blacks were unsure, along with 18% of whites.

Just the News Daily Poll respondents overall were asked "In some high school and college conferences, biological males have been allowed to compete in women's sports events. Should biological males be allowed to compete in women's sports competitions?" The replied as below:

  • 60% No
  • 21% Yes
  • 19% Not Sure

The national survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted June 18-20, 2020 by Rasmussen, a polling veteran. Margin of sampling error: +/- 2.8% for full sample. 

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