Poll: 67% oppose sex change operations for children. Duh!
It’s a sad day in Minnesota when we have to ask Minnesotans a question like this.
According to the latest Thinking Minnesota poll (February 26-28), an overwhelming majority (67%) of Minnesotans oppose sex change operations for minors. The poll was released as the Minnesota House prepares to debate a bill Thursday making Minnesota a “trans refuge” state where the practice will be protected and even encouraged. All political subgroups in the poll opposed sex change operations for minors including Democrats. There is a 51-point gap in support for the practice among Minnesota independents (16%-67%).
The poll was conducted by Meeting Street Insights, a nationally recognized polling operation based in Charleston, South Carolina. Using a mix of cell phones and landline phones, the company interviewed 500 registered voters across Minnesota from February 26-28, 2023. The margin of error is +-4.38 percent.
Gov. Tim Walz recently signed an executive order that protects what they call “gender affirming health care” in Minnesota by directing state agencies not to cooperate with other states when their residents, including children, travel to Minnesota.
The question on sex change operations was worded as follows:
Based on what you have seen, read, or heard, do you support or oppose sex change operations for minors, that is children under the age of 18?
10% STRONGLY SUPPORT
11% SOMEWHAT SUPPORT
14% SOMEWHAT OPPOSE
53% STRONGLY OPPOSE
8% NO OPINION
22% TOTAL SUPPORT
67% TOTAL OPPOSE
“Democrats in the Minnesota House legislature should pause before voting for another extreme measure not supported by a vast majority of Minnesotans,” said John Hinderaker, President of Center of the American Experiment.
The rest of the poll results will be released in the next issue of Thinking Minnesota magazine.