Study claims that transgender people have more politically conservative views than straight men

Study claims that transgender people have more politically conservative views than straight men

  • Study was published last month by U from Oklahoma professor Meredith Worthen
  • Find transgender people & # 39; considerably less liberal & # 39; than straight men
  • Worthen speculates that transgender people may not feel represented by liberal policies
  • Study contradicts findings from previous surveys and transgender voting behavior
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Professor Meredith Worthen of the OU has written the recent study on the political views of LGBTQ

Professor Meredith Worthen of the OU has written the recent study on the political views of LGBTQ

A study has claimed that transgender people are more conservative in their political sentiments than straight men.

The survey of 3,104 adults in the US was published last month by Meredith Worthen, a professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma & # 39; s College of Arts and Sciences.

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Worthen compared attitudes about liberal perspectives in different genders and orientations, and defined liberalism as & # 39; liberal ideology; legal / policy support for people in poverty, racial / ethnic minorities, immigrants and women; feminist identity. & # 39;

& # 39; Thus, compared to all cis men [straight men] and all non-heterosexual men of cis LGBTQ, trans men and women were considerably less liberal & # 39 ;, the study said.

& # 39; All in all, these patterns show that trans men and women have a different relationship with liberalism than cis men and women & # 39 ;, the study reveals.

Cisgender is the academic term for people who identify as the same biological gender with which they were born.

People are taking a photo outside the Stonewall Inn during a Pride celebration in Manhattan last month. A new study claims that transgender people are more conservative than straight men

People are taking a photo outside the Stonewall Inn during a Pride celebration in Manhattan last month. A new study claims that transgender people are more conservative than straight men

People are taking a photo outside the Stonewall Inn during a Pride celebration in Manhattan last month. A new study claims that transgender people are more conservative than straight men

The study also found that women are generally more liberal than men, and bisexual people were generally less liberal than lesbians and gays.

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Worthen speculated about her findings and wrote: & # 39; trans men and women may feel that their interests are not well represented by liberal perspectives and policies, and as a result they may not identify with liberal politics. & # 39;

Worthen noted in the study that the results & # 39; surprisingly & # 39; because previous national studies have shown that 82% of transgender people identify with liberalism and that the majority voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

However, support was not monolithic. Caitlyn Jenner, a prominent transgender woman, famously voted for Donald Trump. Jenner later withdrew support for Trump in a fiery op-ed.

Worthen told The College Fix that she decided to conduct her studies after the election of Trump to better understand the views of LGBTQ people.

& # 39; The Trump presidency created a very real need to understand voices of oppressed and marginalized groups, including LGBTQ & # 39; ers, & # 39; said Worthen.

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& # 39; In addition, because media terms such as & # 39; Rainbow Wave & # 39; were so rampant during the last election, I thought it was important to investigate the accuracy of this term. & # 39;

"Gender influences our political perspectives because gender is a powerful series of experiences that shape our daily lives and attitudes," she said.

Worthen said further research was needed to better understand the political perspectives and motivations of trans men and women

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