Ah, that silent majority.
The one many of us feel is truly out there, but of which there seems to be little real evidence because they generally are, well, silent.
Here’s a little more proof it actually exists.
According to a new Crux/Marist poll, and despite all of the protests and other histrionics to the contrary, it appears that a clear majority of Americans supports the idea that use of public facilities – restrooms, locker rooms, and the like – should be determined based on one’s biological sex, rather than gender identity.
Results of the survey show, by a margin of 66 percent to 27 percent, that Americans are not of the opinion that “someone who is transitioning to become the opposite sex” should have the privilege of deciding which shower and locker room facilities to use.
Additionally, the survey also revealed that when it comes to public bathrooms, Americans, by a margin of 56 percent to 38 percent, believe that people should, again, be using those facilities earmarked for their biological sex.
The announcement of these survey results comes on the heels of another batch of results from a Rasmussen Reports poll that shows similar disdain, overall, by Americans for transgender-friendly bathroom policies. In that study, it turns out that a policy of “allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of the opposite biological sex” was opposed by 49 percent of those polled; just 38 percent they were in favor of such policies.
So, what about all the noise?
Turns out it’s just that, noise.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large