The majority of Americans support banning educators from teaching very young children about sexual orientation, gender identity, and transgender issues, according to a new poll.
The Golden/TIPP poll, which surveyed 1,305 adults from April 6-8, found 57% of Americans “agree strongly” or “agree somewhat” with Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, which prohibits educators from teaching kids in pre-K through third-grade classrooms about sexual orientation and gender identity.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed the bill into law in late March.
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As CBN’s Faithwire has reported, the bill — mischaracterized by the media and leftist groups as the “Don’t Say Gay bill” — sparked nationwide political upheaval, with Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek repeatedly thrusting the family brand into the furor.
When broken down along ideological lines, 73% of Republicans, 54% of independents, and 51% of Democrats agreed with the boundaries established by the legislation. Interestingly, just 42% of those who described themselves as “liberals” backed the bill while 80% of those describing themselves as “conservatives” supported the law.
The Golden/TIPP survey represents an increase in support for the Florida bill. A poll conducted in late March by Morning Consult found just 50% approved of the law.
All of this comes just days after another poll, this one conducted by the Trafalgar Group and the Convention of the States, found nearly 70% of likely American voters said they are now less likely to do business with Disney as a result of the iconic company’s vociferous condemnation of the parental rights law in Florida.
“Disney is about to learn that attempting to ideologically and sexually groom our children is a recipe for brand destruction, costing the company massively in both customers and revenue,” said Convention of the States President Mark Meckler, adding he believes there is “a parents’ revolt movement … growing stronger every day.”
So far, Disney has continued in its opposition to the seemingly popular law, vowing in later March to use its cultural capital to advocate for the repeal of the bill, which — it should be noted — does not mention the word “gay” nor place any ban on its utterance.
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