Americans Overwhelmingly Reject Progressive’s Gender Ideology Agenda

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At this point, finding a poll favorable to progressives and Democrats is like finding a steak in a vegan restaurant – it is rare in more ways than one. Yet another study further demonstrates what most of us already know: Progressives are not in touch with regular, everyday folks. Nevertheless, they still don’t get it.


The Department of Education under President Joe Biden plans to expand the definition of “sex” to include “gender identity.” It is part of the White House’s push to codify gender ideology into federal order, which would require public schools to address these issues in a way that aligns with progressive ideas on the issue. The Washington Examiner reported:

The Obama administration set the gears in motion by redefining the legal definition of sex to include gender identity, or “an individual’s internal sense of gender.” The Trump administration reversed this order, but the Biden administration plans to bring it back, which means that every school receiving federal funding will have to allow gender-confused students into the bathroom, locker room, or sports team of their choice.

In other words, even the schools prevented from teaching gender ideology as fact by state laws will have to act on gender ideology by opening up sex-based spaces and imposing federally mandated, activist-crafted policies that prioritize students’ gender identities over biological sex. There is simply no way to avoid radical gender ideology in this scenario. It might not be in a public school’s curricula, but it will almost certainly be a part of that school’s administrative policies by the time the Biden administration is finished.


However, a new survey conducted by YouGov for SAVE, an education advocacy group, revealed that a majority of Americans are not in favor of the administration’s plan. According to the organization’s press release, about 63 percent of Americans wish to keep the “traditional biological definition” in place while only 37 percent welcomed the Biden administration’s plan to change it.

The poll also found that 71 percent of respondents opposed allowing biological men to compete in women’s sports. Only 29 percent supported the idea.

Participants also overwhelmingly favored requiring parental consent before a school can give a student counseling about gender dysphoria. About 61 percent favored this approach while 39 percent felt parental consent should not be required.

Moreover, 69 percent believed parents should be able to opt their children out of sex education classes. Only 31 percent felt parents should have no say in the matter.

The survey comes as the Biden administration is using ham-fisted tactics to compel public schools to inculcate their students with progressive gender ideology. According to recent reports, the White House is being accused of a plan to withhold funding for school lunches from districts that do not push leftist ideas on gender identity in K-12 classrooms. Ian Prior, executive director of Fight for Schools, told Fox News, “what you’re seeing here is really the Biden administration saying ‘you’re going to do what I want or I’m going to take your lunch money.’”


He added: “For the federal government to come in and really tie school nutrition and school lunch programs to this radical ideology is terrifying, and it’s appalling.”

This raises an important question: Are progressives truly this out of touch with the American people? Or are they pushing this agenda because they believe they can succeed despite what we think? If this is the case, we can’t expect them to pull back anytime soon. We can’t expect to reason with these folks. The only way to stop this agenda is to fight back.


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