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March 2016 Poll Showed NC Voters Opposed Bathroom Ordinance

March 29, 2016



A new Civitas poll finds that a majority of North Carolina voters believe the recently passed Charlotte “anti-discrimination” bathroom ordinance is “unreasonable and unsafe.”

The actual question asked of respondents are as follows:

As you may know, the Charlotte City Council passed a new bathroom ordinance for transgender people that allows biological men and biological women, who identify as the opposite sex, to use the bathroom or locker room of their choosing. Now I am going to read you two viewpoints on this topic; please tell me which one you agree with more? (options rotated) Supporters of the ordinance say this is a reasonable and inclusive policy that allows transgender people to use the bathroom or locker room of the opposite sex if it makes them more comfortable. Opponents of the ordinance say this is an unreasonable and unsafe policy because it allows men to use the women’s bathroom and locker rooms in front of women and girls.

24%     Reasonable And Inclusive
69%     Unreasonable And Unsafe
8%       Not Sure

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Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only public policy organization offering statewide independent, nonpartisan data on a regular basis. Our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government. Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.

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