NEW YORK, NY — (03-13-22) — According to a new poll conducted by ABC News, most Americans are opposed to state government laws that prohibit LGBTQ lessons from being taught in elementary schools.

The ABC News Poll found that 62 percent of those surveyed opposed any type of legislation that would ban LGBTQ lessons from being taught in schools, while 37 percent of those asked supported a prohibition.

Sixty-one percent who identify as Republican support anti-LGBTQ legislation that would ban LGBTQ lessons from being taught to children, while 20 percent of Democrats and 35 percent of independents said the same.

Forty-three percent who are 65 years of age or older agree with prohibition on LGBTQ lessons, but that drops to one-third for those 50 years of age or older, according to the ABC News poll.

The poll also found that 87 percent who identify as LGBTQ oppose anti-LGBTQ legislation, and 59 percent who don’t identify as LGBTQ said the same.

A number of GOP-controlled states have either introduced or passed legislation that prohibits LGBTQ lessons in their school systems.

Florida’s state legislature recently passed the Parental Rights in Education Act known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which bars educators in the state from talking about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary schools.

The ABC News poll was conducted from March 11-12, using responses from 622 adults. The poll had a margin of sampling error of 4.4 points.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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