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Three Things to Know about How Americans are Thinking about Gender

In the second half of 2022, we investigated how Americans are thinking about gender in a series of focus groups. Here's what we learned...
June 30, 2023

Over the past year, gender-based issues have been thrown into the middle of our public discourse. The Supreme Court’s Dobbs v Jackson decision created an opening for anti-abortion governors and legislatures across the country to severely limit access to abortion, despite the fact that a majority of Americans support abortion rights. Meanwhile, we’ve seen a rise in attacks on trans people and transgender rights as politicians have worked to ban everything from gender-affirming care for young people to drag queen story hours in libraries. These debates seem to be just warming up and will continue to shape our political discourse for the foreseeable future.