In a refreshing return to common sense, the latest poll from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) reveals an increasing majority of Americans — a resounding 65% — affirm the long-standing belief in the gender binary: male and female. This is a marked rise from 2021’s 59%, proving that traditional perspectives on gender aren’t going extinct.
This resurgence of support isn’t isolated to one party, with both Republicans and Democrats moving towards favoring the binary view. A tremendous 90% of Republicans now stand firm on the binary, with a surprising 44% of Democrats joining them, up from 38% just two years ago. Independents are also on board, with 66% nodding to the two-gender view.
Among generations, Gen Z stands out with a significant turnaround from a 43% endorsement of the binary to a 57% endorsement within two years.
On the education front, a telling 34% of Americans oppose teaching same-sex relationships in schools, signifying that the push for inclusion may have been a step too far for many. Concerns about teaching transgenderism in K-12 schools were equally strong, with 36% against it in any form. A majority 53% perceive an overreach by public schools into parental rights.
As we discern the pulse of the nation, these results suggest that Americans are longing for a return to time-tested norms and values, rather than the chaotic redefinition of foundational concepts. The constant clamor over gender and pronouns is being seen as excessive, even among those with LGBTQ relations.
This poll delivers a powerful message: the majority of America is ready to step back from the precipice of radical gender theory and return to rational, grounded discussions about who we are as men and women. Let’s embrace this return to reason with open arms.