More than half of Americans surveyed think there’s nothing morally wrong to change one’s gender, according to the latest LifeWay Research survey.
The result released two weeks ago showed that six in 10 Americans believe it’s not morally wrong for individuals if they identify themselves with a gender different from their birth.
“A majority of Americans reject the view of a Creator giving them a gender that shouldn’t be changed,” said Scott McConnell, executive director of the research organization based in Nashville.
He added that many Americans have included changing one’s gender identity as similar with the freedom to undergo cosmetic surgery, whiten teeth, dye hair and get tattoos.
LifeWay conducted a phone interview with 1,000 Americans in September to determine the percentage of Americans that consider changing one’s gender identity as morally wrong, right or unsure about it.
Only 35 percent of Americans believe it’s morally wrong to change one’s gender identity, 14 percent thought it shouldn’t be a moral issue while six percent have not made up their minds yet on the matter. Continue reading