EXCLUSIVE: Hispanic Voters Oppose Drag Queens For Kids, Gender Ideology In Schools

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Chrissy Clark Education Reporter
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A majority of Hispanic voters oppose drag queen performances for children and teachers promoting gender ideology in schools, according to a new WPA Intelligence-Visto Media poll obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller.

Respondents believe that it is “inappropriate” for teachers to discuss topics such as gender identity and sexual orientation with school children in kindergarten through third grade, the polling data concludes. Fifty-seven percent of Hispanics believe that it’s “inappropriate” to teach gender ideology to kids, while 31% believe it’s appropriate.

Sixty-one percent of Hispanics believe it’s inappropriate for “drag queens to perform in front of children under 10 years old,” according to the poll. Just 24% believe that drag queen performances for children are appropriate.

The nationwide poll spoke with 1,288 Hispanic registered voters between Oct. 4-7.

WPA Intelligence

WPA Intelligence

WPA Intelligence’s poll also found that foreign-born Hispanics are more conservative than U.S.-born Hispanics. Foreign-born Hispanics were more likely, 69%, than U.S.-born Hispanics, 60%, to say that drag queen performances are inappropriate.

Foreign-born Hispanics were also more likely, 61%, than U.S.-born Hispanics, 57%, to say that lessons on gender ideology in grades K-3 are inappropriate.

Where Hispanic voters watch their news appears to play a role in how they view these key issues as well. Hispanics who receive most or all of their news from Spanish-speaking liberal networks such as Telemundo or Univision view drag queen performances and gender ideology more favorably than Hispanics who get their news from English-language news outlets.

Forty-five percent of Spanish-speaking news viewers say it’s inappropriate to discuss gender ideology with K-3 students. A majority, 61%, of English-language news viewers say the same.

Hispanics appear more aligned with conservatives on key cultural issues, including social issues such as sexual orientation and gender ideology. WPA Intelligence’s data comes on the heels of new data showcasing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ outsized support among Hispanics. (RELATED: Gov. DeSantis Signs ‘Parental Rights’ Bill Into Law)

DeSantis’ Parental Rights in Education bill, which many in the media dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” appears widely favorable among Hispanics nationwide.