Washington Post pushes ‘propaganda’ poll on transgender claims

The Washington Post published misleading survey results indicating that adults who attempt to transition experience higher life satisfaction.

THE history Since The Washington Post, titled “Most trans adults say transition has made them more satisfied with their lives,” offers a biased view of life satisfaction among adults who identify as transgender.

American Principles Project (APP) President Terry Schilling called the poll “propaganda”, saying Breitbart News, “Much of the so-called ‘research’ on transgender issues turns out to be little more than propaganda, and that certainly applies to this Washington Post investigation.”

The survey, which includes responses from 515 trans-identified adults, mixes responses from a wide range of different individuals who identify as transgender, including those who have undergone medical procedures to change gender and those who have only made a “social transition”. .”

The article explains:

While most trans people have socially transitioned, meaning they have changed clothes, names, or pronouns, far fewer have medically transitioned. Less than a third have used hormone treatments or puberty blockers, and about 1 in 6 people have had gender-affirming surgery or other surgical treatment to alter their physical appearance.

Although the survey includes responses from trans-identified adults who have very different experiences, the report does not disaggregate the data. The survey also includes data from those who identify as transgender men, transgender women, and as non-binary.

After asking whether or not they would release disaggregated data for different types of trans-identified adults, a spokesperson for The Washington Post told Breitbart News “All of our post-KFF survey data is archived at the Roper Center for secondary analysis after an embargo period.”

Meanwhile, the report also says:

The survey was designed to reach a representative sample of adults in the United States who identify as transgender or as trans adults. The statement implies that the study did not include responses from adults who at one time identified as transgender but no longer do so – a population called detransitioners.

Breitbart News also questioned whether excluding those who previously identified as transgender or non-binary skews the data, to which a spokesperson for The Washington Post replied, “The poll was done to be representative of trans adults. We cannot speculate on other populations.

Schilling also remarked:

Although the Post’s headline touts statistics that 78% of trans-identifying people are “satisfied” with their transition, the author ironically later notes that only 57% say they are “satisfied with their life as a whole,” much less than average. adult.

“Of course, the article quickly blames that last figure on ‘discrimination,’ without any further exploration of the discrepancy,” Schilling also remarked before saying Breitbart News, “The survey also completely ignores the experiences of detransitioners, who do not appear to have been consulted at all.”

“None of this should be surprising, given the long standing record of pro-transgender advocacy in his “reporting,” Schilling said before also noting:

Most mainstream media outlets have taken a hardline stance toward trans activism in their journalism, thanks to changes such as those made at the AP Stylebook that practically enshrine gender ideology as fact. It’s no wonder that Americans’ trust in the media continues to fall to historic lows.

What emerges from the survey, however, is that those who identify as transgender are much more likely to have suffered from mental health issues and had an unhappy childhood.

“Compared to Americans overall, trans adults are more than twice as likely to say they experienced serious mental health issues such as depression or anxiety growing up (78% vs. 32% for entire United States),” the report said.

The report also states, “Just over half of trans adults say they had a happy childhood (53%), but this rate is far below the 81% of Americans overall who say their childhood was happy. .

He also found that those who identify as trans are significantly less likely to report satisfaction with their lives than the general US adult population. “Although 57% of trans adults say they are satisfied with their life as a whole, this rate is lower than that of the American adult population as a whole, of which 73% say they are satisfied,” the report states.

He continues to read:

More than half (56%) of trans adults say they have felt anxious at least “often” in the past year, compared to 31% of cisgender adults. And they are more than twice as likely as cis people to say they have felt depressed (48% vs. 21%) or lonely (45% vs. 21%) in the past year.

Additionally, other polling data has revealed that trans-identifying people are unattractive as romantic partners and are rejected by a huge 97 percent heterosexuals.

There is also an epidemic of suicide among those who identify as transgender. A survey found that over 50% of young people who identify as trans have considered suicide. Kayleigh Scott, a man identified as female and featured in a United Airlines ad, was recently found dead in his Colorado home, leaving behind a heartbreaking suicide note.

Spencer Lindquist is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SpencerLndqst and reach out to slindquist@breitbart.com


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