Most Americans believe that biologically male athletes who identify as transgender women have competitive advantages over female athletes, according to newly released polling data.
A Morning Consult survey released Tuesday shows that majorities of self-identified Republicans, Democrats and independents all say that male athletes who identify as transgender women “have a competitive advantage” over female athletes.
Overall, 57% of American adults said that the biologically male athletes have an advantage, while just 20% disagreed. Another 23% gave no opinion. The majority view is backed up by scientific research, but clashes with elected Democrats’ positioning on the issue.
House Democrats unanimously supported the Equality Act, which, if signed into law, would force schools to include male athletes who identify as transgender girls on female sports teams. Multiple House Democrats denied on the record that the biologically male athletes would have unfair advantages. . .
Former U.S. Olympic athlete Rebecca Dussault warned in an interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation published last month that allowing biologically male athletes to compete in female athletics will be detrimental for girls’ and women’s sports. (Read more from “Here’s What Americans Think About Transgender Athletes in Girls’ Sports” HERE)