More than half of Americans oppose transgender athletes competing based on gender identity

by Jordyn Pair · Nov 11th, 2019 10:15 am
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Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 2:09 pm

Slightly more than half of U.S. adults opposed allowing transgender athletes to compete based on gender identity, according to a new poll.

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday found that 51 percent of U.S. adults oppose allowing athletes to compete based on gender identity, including allowing biological male athletes to compete in women’s sports.

The survey also found that only 29 percent of respondents supported allowing transgender athletes to compete with the gender with which they identify, and 20 percent were undecided.

The poll echoes previous findings by Rasmussen released in June, where only 28 percent favored allowing transgender students to compete with their gender identity and 54 percent were opposed.

🔦 Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a federal complaint on behalf of a female athlete who failed to qualify for the New England regionals after losing a race to two biological male students. One of the students only began excelling in the sport after switching to competing in women’s events.