A new Civitas poll finds that a majority of North Carolina voters believe the recently passed Charlotte “anti-discrimination” bathroom ordinance is “unreasonable and unsafe.”
“With the special session happening today, this is important information about what registered voters think about this issue,” said Civitas President Francis De Luca.
The Charlotte City Council passed a new bathroom ordinance for transgender people that allows biological men and biological women, who identify as the opposite sex, to use the bathroom or locker room of their choosing.
According to the poll, 69 percent believe the ordinance is unreasonable and unsafe, 24 percent believe it is reasonable and inclusive, while 8 percent are not sure.
Sixty-two percent of those surveyed believe NC Attorney General Roy Cooper should use his authority to obtain a court order stopping the ordinance from going into effect on April 1st. Twenty-six percent disagreed. Twelve percent were undecided.
A total of 67 percent believe small business owners should have the right to refuse participation in activities such as hosting same sex weddings or providing cakes and flowers for events that violate the religious beliefs of the business owners. Twenty-six percent believe business owners should not have the right to refuse participation. Six percent were not sure.
The Civitas poll of 400 registered voters from across the state was conducted March 22nd-March 23rd and has a 5 percent margin of error.