Poll: Most oppose bathroom transgender laws
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A majority of Americans do not support laws that require transgender people to use bathrooms based on their sex assigned at birth, a new poll finds.

According to a Public Religion Research Institute survey released Friday, 53 percent of responders said they opposed laws that would limit transgender bathroom rights. 

Thirty-nine percent of responders said that they would support such laws, and 8 percent remained undecided.


Opinion was split along party lines, with 65 percent of Democrats and 57 percent of independents opposing the laws, while 59 percent of Republicans saying they support such laws.

"This is a case where it really is Republicans kind of pulling away and being more of an outlier to the rest of the country," Public Religion Research Institute chief executive Robert P. Jones told Reuters.

Public Religion Research Institute poll surveyed a pool of 2,031 adults from Feb 10 to 19. The margin of error is 2.6 percentage points.