Nearly 70 percent of American voters say they are likely to support alternatives to Disney in light of comments by Disney filmmakers that the company wants to add more LGBT content to programs.
The survey by Trafalgar Group for Convention of States Action found that 68 percent of likely American voters said they are less likely to do business with Disney following news reports revealing that "Disney is focusing on creating content to expose children to sexual ideas," according to the survey's wording.
A similar percentage of American voters – 69 percent – say they are likely to "support family-friendly alternatives to Disney."
Support for alternatives to Disney was found across the ideological spectrum, with 59 of Democrats, 72 percent of independents and 78 percent of Republicans backing alternatives.
"These numbers reveal clearly that 2022's parent's revolt movement is growing stronger every day," said Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Action. "Parents are infuriated by the widespread leftists' assault on their kids."
Parents, he said, are "actively seeking family-friendly alternatives to Disney." The survey is "great news for our friends at The Daily Wire Kids, at Angel Studios, and for creators looking to capitalize on a massive marketplace opportunity," Meckler said.
In March, Disney executive Karey Burke told employees during an "all-hands" meeting she wants to see more LGBT characters in Disney programs.
"We have many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories, and yet we don't have enough leads and narratives in which gay characters just get to be characters and not have to be about gay stories," she said.
Latoya Raveneau, who directed two episodes of The Proud Family on Disney Plus, said company leadership "has been so welcoming to my not-at-all secret gay agenda."
"I don't have to be afraid to, like, let's have these two characters kiss in the background. I was just, wherever I could, just basically adding queerness [to projects]," Raveneau said.
The survey was conducted April 5-8 among 1,000 likely voters.
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.