The Caitlyn Effect: 30 percent in poll say Jenner's story boosts trans acceptance
Quinnipiac University poll in 'swing' states Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio ask about Caitlyn Jenner.
There's no major shift in attitudes, but aQuinnipiac University Swing State Poll has found that roughly 30 percent of those questioned believe Caitlyn Jenner's coming out as a transgender woman will help boost acceptance of trans Americans.
In Ohio and Pennsylvania, 30 percent of respondents said the Jenner story will increase acceptance. In Florida, it's 29 percent. Most of those polled said there will be little change.
There is a wide gender gaps in attitudes about Jenner in the three states, with women being more accepting. From the pollsters:
"Adults in these three very influential states generally accept Caitlyn Jenner's gender transition and more people believe broad acceptance of transgender people in the USA is a good thing than a bad thing for the country, but they don't see it bringing a seismic shift in attitudes overall," Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll, said in a statement.
Read the full results of the poll on the Quinnipiac site.