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Study: Transgender People More Conservative

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By    |   Friday, 26 July 2019 01:34 PM

A new study has found transgender people are more politically conservative than straight men, The College Fix is reporting.

The study, "A Rainbow Wave? LGBTQ Liberal Political Perspectives During Trump's Presidency: An Exploration of Sexual, Gender and Queer Identity Gaps," surveyed U.S. adults. It was funded by the University of Oklahoma.

The study, conducted by OU Sociology professor Meredith Worthen, found that transgender individuals showed a decreased likelihood of supporting laws and policies associated with liberal causes.

"The Trump presidency created a very real need to understand voices of oppressed and marginalized groups, including LGBTQ people," Worthen said. "Alongside this, because media terms like 'Rainbow Wave' were so rampant during the last election, I felt it was important to investigate the accuracy of this term."

Worthen noted the results are "surprising" because other studies found that the majority of transgender people identify with liberalism.

But she noted in the study: "Overall, the relationships between trans identity and liberalism found in the current study largely go against the expected patterns … and demonstrate the need for continued efforts to understand these dynamics."

"This study has several measures of liberalism and the comparisons indicate that trans men and women may have different relationships to liberalism/liberal perspectives as compared to others," Worthen said. "This study also shows that we need to dedicate more research to better understanding trans men and women's political perspectives and motivations."

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