According to a recent poll, the majority of individuals oppose legislation that ban drag performances or shows as Republicans attempt to prevent children from viewing the acts in numerous states.
According to the findings of an NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist survey, which were released on Wednesday, 58 percent of respondents oppose restrictions that prohibit the performances, while 39 percent support them. About three-quarters of Democrats, who are the most likely to oppose such legislation, also stated they were against them, along with 57% of independents and 37% of Republicans.
This month, Tennessee became the first state in the union to outlaw “adult cabaret performances” within a distance of 1,000 feet of schools, public parks, or houses of worship. More than a dozen additional states have laws that Republicans have introduced to limit drag shows.
Also, pollsters discovered that 54 percent of respondents oppose regulations that forbid gender-affirming care for children under the age of 18, representing a majority of those surveyed. Among them are 35% of Republicans, 68% of Democrats, and 56% of independents.
Nonetheless, the number of people who support these regulations has grown in recent years, going from 28% in April 2021 to 43% today.
Last week, many GOP-led states, including Iowa and Georgia, approved legislation to outlaw at least some youth-focused gender-affirming care.
According to the survey, parents with and without children under the age of 18 had differing opinions. About 60% of parents with children under the age of 18 said they support legislation that forbid gender-affirming child care, while a similar percentage of those without children under the age of 18 said they oppose such regulations.
The survey of 1,327 American adults was conducted from March 20 to March 23. There was a 3.5 percentage point error margin.