New polling shows that Americans are not so enthusiastic about the entertainment giant's new initiative promoting the inclusion of gay and transgender characters in children's programing.
That's according to Rasmussen Reports.
About 28% of American adults say they believe the emphasis on “inclusion” and “diversity” by companies like Disney is making children’s entertainment better.
Forty-five percent (45%) say they think the push for “inclusion” is making kids’ entertainment worse, while 18% say it makes no difference.
Another 10% are not sure.
Efforts to integrate sexual topics, and controversies such as whether boys should be treated as if they are girls (and vice versa) upon request have been the topic of much debate nationally with Disney and other groups advocating what many consider radical and controversial positions that could harm children.
Recently, Disney executives are among those who falsely characterized a Florida law limiting sexual teachings at school among young children as a "Don't Say Gay" law.
On the other side, some people say it's important that young children are taught the minority position that they and others can choose their gender, rather than being biologically defined. Supporters of this notion say it's a matter of human rights and respecting dignity for all.
To see survey question wording, click here.
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