Overall, 83% of Americans agree that parents have the constitutional right to make decisions for their children without government interference.
That's according to a recent survey conducted by Parental Rights Foundation and Heart and Mind Strategies.
The survey posed the following question to a national audience:
“In general, parents have the constitutional right to make decisions for their children without government interference unless there is proof of abuse or neglect. Do you agree or disagree with this view of parental rights?”
Fifty-one percent (51%) strongly agreed with this statement, while 10% disagreed, with just 3% strongly disagreeing. Six percent (6%) were unsure.
Along party lines 90% of Republicans supported the statement, with 64% strongly supporting.
Among Democrats, 83% were in support of statement, with 44% strongly supporting.
Among Independents, 78% were supportive, with 47% strongly supportive.
Both Trump voters (91% agree, 65% strongly agree) and Biden voters (84% agree, 44% strongly agree) were supportive.
“Parental rights are truly universal. As we saw when Governor Youngkin won election in Virginia last year in a state that President Biden had won handily, as we saw this spring when parents in San Francisco voted their radical school board members out of office, and now as we see in this incredible survey, parental rights cut across party lines, ethnic lines, and gender lines.”Will Estrada, President of the Parental Rights Foundation
Support was also strong across ethnicity groups:
- Whites 85% agree, 53% strongly agree
- Blacks 75% agree, 49% strongly agree
- Asians 76% agree, 36% strongly agree
- Hispanics 85% agree, 53% strongly agree
Americans overwhelmingly agree that parents have the right to make decisions for their children. It’s about as close to unanimity as you can get on an issue with Americans. These results show that any candidate who opposes parents’ rights does so at their own peril. This survey quantifies across the country what happened in the Virginia governor’s race last year.”Bruce Blakeman, Senior Vice President at Heart and Mind Strategies
The entire survey can be viewed online at ParentalRightsFoundation.org/poll2022.