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Poll: Only 41% of Americans back trans restroom rights

Poll: Only 41% of Americans back trans restroom rights
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A new poll by CBS and The New York Times indicates that only 41% of Americans stand for trans bathroom rights.

According to Politico:

Nearly half—46 percent—said transgender people should be required to use the bathroom corresponding with their birth gender, while 41 percent said they should be able to use the restroom bearing the gender with which they identify. The results are largely split along lines of party, ideology, region, and gender.

The poll indicates that 65% of Republicans think trans people should use the bathroom of the gender they’re assigned at birth; 60% of Democrats opposed this view.

49% of independents believe trans people should use the bathrooms that match their birth identity, and 38% think they should use the bathroom of the gender they identity with.

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