The issue of biological males who identify as females participating in women’s sports has come under increased scrutiny in recent months as more biological males have been allowed to compete against women in various sports across the country — often with high levels of success.
In February, two high school biological males who identify as females made headlines when they took first and second by significant margins in Connecticut’s indoor 55-meter dash state championship, thus bumping two biological females out of the chance to compete at higher levels. Last Friday, RAW Powerlifting Federation stripped multiple women’s championship titles from a biological male who lifted as a female, citing organization rules that are “based on physiological classification rather than identification.”
So how do Americans feel about the issue? Rasmussen recently conducted a poll of 1,004 registered voters and found that by a ratio of more than two-to-one voters disagree with allowing biological males to compete against biological females.
Rasmussen found that while less than a quarter (23%) of respondents believe “a person born as a male but identifying as a female should be allowed to compete in women’s competitive sports events,” over half (56%) felt that they should not. About a fifth (21%) of voters are not sure.
The pollster found that more males are opposed than females, though in both genders far more disagree with allowing biological males who identify as females to compete against women than agree. Two-thirds of men (66%) say they should not, while just 19% say they should; 47% of women disagree, while 26% agree with letting men compete as women. (Read more from “Poll: Should Males Who Identify as Females Be Allowed to Compete in Women’s Sports?” HERE)