The American Perceptions Initiative (API)— a project of The Heritage Foundation—conducts market research among adult Americans on a variety of issues and policy priorities to provide support for strategy and messaging. Market research is designed to explore the relevancy, credibility and support for the policies, concepts, messages and language used as well as the impact they have to create movement and action to support these policies and vision for America.

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May 18, 2016 | Market Research on Civil Society, Child Well-being, K-12 Federal Policy Issues

Placing Gender Politics over Privacy: How President Obama’s Transgender Policy for Schools Makes Matters Worse

Messaging Priorities

  • Government overreach puts people at risk—especially women and children who would be made vulnerable by radical changes to bathroom policies.
  • President Obama is ignoring the will of the American people with lawless mandates.
  • Parents, teachers, and local school administrators should be making these decisions together.
  • This is a complicated issue and requires more than a one-size-fits-all mandate from Washington.

Source: Recommendations based off an online survey using a national representative sample of 1,008 U.S. voters conducted April 19-27, 2016 with a margin of error of ±3.1%.

American Perceptions Initiative is a project of The Heritage Foundation's communications team.

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