According to the results of recent research, more than two-thirds of eligible voters are opposed to the idea that sexuality and gender identity should be taught in primary schools. This statistic holds true across virtually every demographic.
In a recent poll conducted by the New York Times and Siena, seventy registered voters either firmly or somewhat oppose teaching students in primary school about their gender identity and their sexual orientation. Even though younger people had a more open mind about the issue, half of those aged 18 to 29 were opposed to or strongly opposed the idea of teaching the subject in public schools.
The positive scores for Democrats were higher, with 53 percent of respondents either approving or strongly favoring the idea of teaching homosexuality and gender identity to primary school pupils, while 42 percent of respondents opposed or strongly opposed the idea.
Although there was an increase in the number of voters who supported teaching the subject to middle schoolers, there was still a majority of voters (54 percent) who were against teaching gender identity or sexual orientation to students in grades 6-8 in public schools. Even among high-school students, there was opposition to teaching about gender identities and sexual orientations among registered voters in 42 percent of cases.
A study that was conducted not too long ago by Fox News indicated that % of those who are registered to vote are either very or very worried about the curriculum that is being taught in state education.
The findings of the survey come at a time when there is a heated discussion going on around the country regarding the role that schools should play in educating students about sexual orientation and gender identity.
A parental rights measure that detractors have called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill was signed into law by the Republican governor of Florida in March and became effective at that time. The Act made it illegal for instructors of students in kindergarten to third grade to provide education on “sexuality” and “gender identity” in the classroom.