Quinnipiac Poll: 49% Support Transgender Bathroom Rights
That was one of the findings of the latest Quinnipiac Poll, which asked PA voters about the issue.
49% of respondents feel transgender citizens should be allowed to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with while 43% disapprove.
Broken down by demographic, at least a plurality of support comes from: Democrats (72/22), 35-49 year-olds (57/36), those with a college degree (56/37), 18-34 year-olds (55/38), women (53/40), white women (52/42), nonwhites (51/35), independents (49/40) and whites (48/45).
Interestingly, though, only 39% support requiring public schools to adopt the same policy for bathrooms and locker rooms. 53% are against it.
The only group to support this proposal are Democrats (61/31).
General awareness of the Zika virus is high in PA. 41% have heard a lot about it, 38% have heard some while 16% have heard a little and 4% nothing at all.
52% (14% very, 38% somewhat) are concerned about the virus while 47% (29% not so, 18% not at all) are not concerned.
A plurality, 43%, think the government is doing enough to protect Americans from the Zika virus. 36% say they aren’t while 20% are unsure.
Finally, they were asked if the Olympic athletes should still go to Brazil or stay home because of Zika. 54% want the athletes to compete while 27% think they should stay home. 19% are unsure.
This survey was conducted by Quinnipiac University using live interviewers calling land lines and cell phones from June 8th to 19th. They contacted 950 registered voters in Pennsylvania. The margin of error is +/- 3.2%.