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National Survey:
Women’s right to privacy and safety

About the survey

A new national survey conducted by Spry Strategies on behalf of United Families International and Big Ocean Women found that a majority of likely and newly-registered voters disagree with policies that will come about as a result of the passage of the Equality Act. 

The survey showed support for passage of the Equality Act, but when voters were asked questions about outcomes of the Equality Act, a very different picture emerges. Voters like the concept of equality, but land strongly on the side of protecting women’s privacy, safety, and opportunity rights.  Another important finding shows voters rejecting censorship and coercion, in favor of strong support for freedom of  speech and rights of conscience.

“Majorities of American voters continue to express support for fair treatment of their fellow citizens, want to preserve necessary female-only services and opportunities, and to respect freedom of speech even for those they disagree with. The current Equality Act claims to uphold these values, while posing a serious threat to all of them. Elected officials should look past surface support for equality as a concept, and think ahead to how people are going to react to the effects of these policies,” said feminist activist Natasha Chart, who organized the survey.

The results are based on a national sample of 3000 likely voters and include detailed representation across regions, ethnicity, sex, and political affiliation.

Survey Information

Key Results

Survey respondents overwhelmingly disapprove of policies that allow the placement of males, many of which are sexual offenders or domestic abusers, in women’s prisons, with only seven percent of voters supporting such policies.  The numbers on disapproval in regard to males being allowed access to women’s shelters were similar, with just seven percent approving.

The poll also revealed cross-partisan disapproval of “gender identity” based policies, such as those impacting single-sex sports. The majority of respondents of all parties (74 percent) want to keep sports single-sex.

A majority of voters also do not want to create a situation where there would only be mixed-sex or coed changing and group shower accommodations (54 percent to 20 percent).

A plurality of voters support a parent’s right to engage in decisions regarding their minor children as to sex change surgery and taking potentially sterilizing hormones (48 percent to 30 percent)

An overwhelming majority of voters (85 percent) believe that employees should be allowed to express spiritual or personal convictions outside the workplace without getting fired.

When asked about Twitter’s decision to suspend the accounts of people with whom they disagree, the majority disapproved (53 percent to 35 percent).  When asked about legislation to reform Section 230 (limiting Big Tech and social media’s immunity from civil liability), 62 percent of voters support reform.

Methodology

The voter survey was conducted by Spry Strategies, June 3-8, 2021, using a hybrid method of live landline, IVR and online to mobile.  The survey consists of a random sample of 3000 likely and newly registered voters. Interviews were geographically dispersed across the United States to reflect the nation’s electorate and the survey has a margin of error of +/- 1.8 percentage points. Titled the National Survey on Women’s Right to Privacy and Safety, participants were asked about their support for the Equality Act, religious liberty, free speech and privacy and safety concerns for women.

Full Results

Additional Articles Regarding this Survey

Sample Questions

Q11: Employee Expression


Do you believe that employees should generally be allowed to express spiritual or personal convictions outside of the workplace without getting fired?
Sample Size: 3,000

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Q12: Sex-Based Rights


Below are some questions on the issue of sex-based rights and how they may be affected by changes in legal records of physical sex. Please indicate which response most accurately represents your viewpoint. Sample Size: 3,000

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Q13: Female Healthcare Provider


Currently, women can request a female healthcare provider when undergoing intimate medical examinations or procedures. Should medical offices be banned from honoring such requests if a doctor or nurse who was born male but identifies as a woman wishes to be assigned to the patient?
Sample Size: 3,000

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Q14: Female Competitions


Should female-only athletics competitions for women and girls be banned? Sample Size: 3,000

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Q15: Medical Providers


Should medical providers be banned from refusing to sterilize, or perform cosmetic mastectomies, on children, if the children claim a gender identity?
Sample Size: 3,000

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Q16: Sex Change Surgeries


Do you think that parents should be banned from refusing to allow trans-identified minor children to undergo physical sex change surgeries or take potentially sterilizing hormones?
Sample Size: 3,000

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Wrapping up

From Spry Strategies Regarding the Survey and Methodology

The Women’s Services National Survey [National Survey on Women’s Right To Privacy and Safety] was conducted by IVR, Live Landline and Online Mobile Interviews from June 3- June 8 among a random sample of 3000 likely and newly registered voters. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 1.8 percentage points. Results are weighted. Some percentages in reports for this poll may not add to 100% due to rounding. Interviews were geographically dispersed across the county to reflect the nation’s electorate. The data sample utilized for the survey was geographically stratified across the United States among likely general election voters who voted in at least 2 of 2014, 2016, 2018 & 2020. Additionally, the survey data included a random sample of newly registered voters from 5.1.20 – 6.1.21.

Ryan Burrell, President of Spry Strategies, commented on the project:

“The survey design combined traditional interview modes with newer technologies because the core issues are non-traditional, and required more though from the responders than a typical survey. I used a blend of IVR, Live Caller Landline, Online Mobile & Online Panel delivered by the countries top vendors and the reports yield some amazing data. The Trump cumulative 4-year job approval and the Biden job approval serve as a nice litmus test that are in line w/ the national averages. The EOM is less than 2 points so this a scientifically sound, pin-point accurate survey, with deep insights on increasingly relevant issues championed by unlikely coalitions between the left and right. With the division in politics today, it is refreshing to find common ground between opposing sides who simply want to do what is right, and protect the integrity of women in sports, schools, and prisons.”

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