ICYMI: Most North Carolinians Support “Parents’ Bill of Rights” Curriculum Ban on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
Raleigh, N.C. — A new WRAL/SurveyUSA poll shows broad support for legislation prohibiting sexual orientation or gender identity from being taught to our state’s youngest students.
According to the poll, 58% of North Carolina adults said they support legislation to ban the teaching of sexual orientation or gender identity for students in kindergarten through third grade, and 45% said they strongly support a ban. Fifty-eight percent of parents surveyed expressed support for the legislation.
The poll results reflect the popularity of the “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” which passed the Senate earlier this month. The bill would, among other things, prohibit instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity as a part of the curriculum in kindergarten through third grade.
“We don’t need a poll to know that North Carolinians want our children to focus on the basics in the classroom,” Republican Senate Leader Phil Berger told WRAL in a statement on Friday. “What this poll confirms is that people understand that the subjects of gender identity and sexual orientation are not appropriate for our youngest and most impressionable students. The Parents’ Bill of Rights has broad public support and should become law.”