A recent survey by the Angus Reid Institute revealed that the majority of Canadians reject the idea of using "neutral" terms to refer to people's gender and prefer to define them based on the two existing biological sexes: male and female.
Canadians were asked whether society should define individuals as male or female or whether this is too limiting and should be expanded to include other identities on a non-binary spectrum. For more than half, (56%), the limited male and female option is preferred.
For 67% of citizens, using so-called "inclusive language" or terms such as "pregnant person" (instead of pregnant woman), " devalues female identity in society."
The survey also revealed that 34% of respondents support the biological claim that women are only people who were born with female genitalia :
What is a woman? One-in-three (34%) say it’s only those who were born biologically female,
The National Post reviewed the results of the survey and suggested that the "majority of Canadians (52%) are not on board with a recent spate of Canadian legal reforms upholding the principle of gender self-ID." That is, the changes made by the Government of that country's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, that allow "the notion that only a personal attestation is necessary for a Canadian to begin living as a member of a different gender".
Against hormone therapy and advertising bombardment
63% of citizens are against children receiving hormone therapy when they say they want to change their sex. Only 21% of Canadians agree that minors can receive trans treatment .
A majority of Canadians also said they believe the media "are overly attentive to stories involving trans issues." 60% stated that the media give "too much attention to these issues" Only 12% "feel more attention is needed:"
Men are by far the most likely group to say that trans issues receive too much media coverage, though a majority of women (52%) and two-in-five (42%) of those who do not identify as male or female agree.