A majority of U.S. voters oppose national “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill authored by Mike Johnson.
The new speaker of the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, introduced legislation a year before, modeled after the controversial Florida law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis, that would essentially function as a national “Don’t Say Gay or Transgender” law.
From November 3 to 5, 2023, Data for Progress conducted a survey of 1,262 U.S. likely voters nationally using web panel respondents. The margin of error is ±3 percentage points. The polling finds that a majority of voters oppose different policy implications of this legislation.
These new findings underscore that a majority of voters do not support Congress passing sweeping federal legislation to restrict programming and discussion that is inclusive of the LGBTQ community.
Over 52% opposes to federal legislation banning public schools, libraries, and hospitals from having programs, events, or literature thatmention gay or transgender people
More than 53% opposes to federal legislation banning all federal agencies and facilities, including the military, from having programs, events, orliterature that mention gay or transgender people.
And more than 50% opposes to Federal legislation banning discussion of topics related to gay or transgender people in public schools.
Check the survey here.