A new Rasmussen poll shows a strong majority of Americans think Drag Queen Story Time is inappropriate for children.
According to Mark Mitchell, the head pollster at Rasmussen, the question alone had “riled up about the most hate in any survey” he had ever conducted, emphasizing the fury amongst Americans the issue has caused in recent years.
1000 Americans were asked how appropriate they thought it was that Drag Queen Story Time existed.
The event revolves around men dressed as women reading stories to young children, often in public libraries or schools, ostensibly as part of an effort to expose kids to LGBT culture in a bid to promote ‘tolerance’ at a young age.
The poll found that 44% of Americans thought it was “not at all” appropriate for children, and another 16% judging it to be “not very” appropriate, while 10% said they were not sure.
Only 11% of voters thought the event was “very appropriate” for children, while 28% said they were “somewhat appropriate.”
Women were slightly more positive towards the event than men, while, perhaps unsurprisingly, government employees were the most likely to approve.
Along party lines, 79% of Republicans disapproved of Drag Queen Story Time, while Democrats were split 47% in support and 41% against.