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Most Americans Support Transgender People in Military

the majority of americans think transgender people should be able to serve in the armed forces.

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By | Tuesday, 29 January 2019 04:51 PM

The majority of Americans think that transgender people should be able to serve in the armed forces, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University released Tuesday.

President Donald Trump’s administration banned transgender people from serving in 2018. The Supreme Court ruled in the administration’s favor earlier this month, but left one injunction preventing the Pentagon from fully implementing the policy. In Quinnipiac’s poll, the vast majority of Americans sided against Trump.

  • 70 percent said transgender people should be allowed to serve.
  • 22 percent said they should not be allowed.
  • Republicans support the ban 50 percent to 40 percent. Democrats and Independents both support transgender people serving 94 percent to 3 percent and 75 percent to 16 percent, respectively.

Almost half of respondents said that greater acceptance of transgender people would make the country better, while about the same number said it would not make much of a difference. Less than one-in-five said it would make the country worse.

  • 42 percent said better.
  • 42 percent said no difference.
  • 12 percent said worse.

The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,004 voters from January 25 to Jan. 28, and has a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percentage points.

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The majority of Americans think that transgender people should be able to serve in the armed forces, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University released Tuesday.
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