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Americans Oppose Transgender Trend in Athletics

Transgender athletes who are biological males are winning at all levels of girls’ and women’s sports these days, and Americans don’t approve.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of American Adults favor allowing transgender students to participate on the sports teams of the gender they identify with, letting biological males, for example, play girls’ sports. Fifty-one percent (51%) oppose transgender participation on sports teams of the opposite sex. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 31 and November 3, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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