MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Americans are divided when it comes to the transgender bathroom debate, according to a new poll.READ MORE: 'You Have Just Declared War On First Amendment In Florida': Sen. Shevrin Jones Blasts Gov. DeSantis For Signing 'Anti-Riot' Bill Into Law
The CBS News/New York Times poll says about 46 percent of Americans believe transgender people should use bathrooms based on their gender at birth.
Slightly fewer, 41 percent, think they should be able to use a bathroom based on what gender they identify as.READ MORE: Florida House Cruise Ship Bill Narrowed To Key West
When they broke it down they found men, Republicans, conservatives, evangelicals, Americans 45 and up, and those who live in the South and Midwest were support bathroom use based on gender.
On the other side of the spectrum, those who supported bathroom use based on gender identity are women, Democrats, liberals, Americans under 45, and those who live in he Northeast and West.MORE NEWS: Social Media Crackdown Moves Forward
As a whole, most Americans think local and state governments, not the federal government, should set bathroom policies for transgender children in schools.