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New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Oppose Gender Reassignment for Minors


A new YouGov poll reveals low support in America for the controversial practice of gender reassignment surgery for children under the age of 18 – with just 8% of those polled believing that minors should be legally allowed to go through the radical process of so-called ‘gender reassignment’ surgery.

With such low approval ratings on this issue, it raises the question of where the actual support for ideologically-driven, extremist body dysphoria policies is coming from.

The poll was run by YouGov on behalf of RT International reports…

Support for surgery, defined as “a surgical procedure relating to facial reconstructive, chest (top), or genital (bottom) surgery,” with “some conditions” was higher, at 17%.

Some 38% of respondents rejected the idea of minors getting such surgeries, with no exceptions, while 15% chose “No, but with some exceptions.”

Some factors like age and race appeared to affect the results in the latest survey. Among 18- to 34-year-olds, only 24% said minors should not be able to get surgery and there should be “no exceptions,” a far lower number than the 48% of Americans aged 55 and up, who draw a hard line against gender reassignment surgeries for minors.

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Among the youngest group in the survey, nearly twice as many said gender reassignment among minors should be legally allowed “without any conditions,” compared to the overall results, but this still only marks 15% support. Another 20% among 18- to 34-year-olds believe surgery should be legally allowed “with some conditions.” Among those aged 55+, only 15% believe the surgery should be legally allowed “with some conditions,” while just 4% said they support the “no conditions” stance.

According to a breakdown of the race of respondents, white people appeared to have the strongest opposition, with 43% saying there should be “no conditions” under which someone under 18 is legally allowed to get gender reassignment-related surgery. That number goes down among other races, including black (34%) and Hispanic (28%).

Overall, however, “No” options prevailed at 53% in total, with “Yes” options scoring 25%. A total of 22*% either said they have no opinion (10%), “Don’t Know” (8%) or preferred not to say (3%).

*Total percentage does not add up due to rounding

Among parents, 45% said there should be no surgery allowed and “no exceptions,” while only 6% supported it being allowed with “no conditions” attached to such decisions.

The survey was carried out by YouGov between January 24-26, with a total number of 2,562 adults surveyed online. The figures are weighted and are representative of all US citizens aged 18+…

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