Trump’s transgender military ban isn’t going over very well with Americans

Aug 3, 2017

By E. A. Crunden

Far more U.S. citizens think transgender service members should be allowed in the army than do not, according to a new survey.

When asked if they agreed with the statement, “transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military,” 58 percent of respondents concurred, a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll revealed on Friday. Only 27 percent said transgender people should not be allowed to serve, with the rest responding that they “don’t know.” Those who identified themselves as Democrats were predominately in favor of transgender people serving, with 83 percent in favor. Republicans were more evenly split, with 32 percent in favor and almost 20 percent less decisive (49 percent were opposed).

Coming on the heels of President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from the military, the poll is a stark indicator that the policy move is far from representative of public opinion. It also reinforces the wave of backlash that emerged immediately following Trump’s announcement.

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One comment on “Trump’s transgender military ban isn’t going over very well with Americans”

  • @OP – Trump’s transgender military ban isn’t going over very well with Americans

    That would be consistent with the rest of his decisions, which are probably not going to work with anyone else either!

    @OP – When asked if they agreed with the statement,
    “transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military,
    58 percent of respondents concurred, a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll revealed on Friday.
    Only 27 percent said transgender people should not be allowed to serve, with the rest responding that they “don’t know.”
    Those who identified themselves as Democrats were predominately in favor of transgender people serving, with 83 percent in favor.
    Republicans were more evenly split,
    with 32 percent in favor and almost 20 percent less decisive
    (49 percent were opposed).

    Meanwhile there are other poll statistics!

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/41-percent-of-americans-support-trump-impeachment-poll/article/2628864

    The survey from the Monmouth University Polling Institute found that 41 percent of Americans support impeaching Trump six months into his first term. Fifty-three percent are opposed to the president’s impeachment.

    Thirty-nine percent approve of the job Trump is doing in office — his approval rating was the same in May — and 52 percent disapprove.



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