Publication date: July 29, 2022
- The word “woke” is only vaguely familiar to voters but not top of mind for them. They refer to “woke” ideas as “propaganda” and proponents as “agents.”
- Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria is not a topic with which participants are familiar, so they do not make a connection between this issue and the education topics of critical race theory (CRT) and sex/gender education.
- Voters are tolerant of opposing viewpoints, but strongly oppose topics like CRT and sex/gender issues being taught in K-12 education, especially to younger children. They believe children are being targeted with this propaganda.
- Participants strongly support ensuring Congress’s role of making laws is preserved and that they have the final say in rule changes from federal agencies, especially expensive rule changes.