A new survey from the CDC asked young people an absolutely appalling question

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been tracking teen drug and smoking use for decades by doing a youth survey in high schools.

But now the Biden administration is using the CDC’s youth survey program, to help push the LGBT agenda.

And a new survey from the CDC asked young people an absolutely appalling question.

Tobacco survey asks about gender identity

The National Tobacco Youth Survey is designed to get a better idea of where young people stand when it comes to things like smoking and other forms of tobacco use.

But the Biden administration’s version for 2023 went much, much further and asked school-aged kids to disclose their sexual orientation and whether or not they are questioning their gender identity.

The survey, which is distributed annually by the CDC and the Prevention Office on Smoking and Health, is supposed to gauge how “comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs” are doing with the youth of the United States.

But in 2020 a new question was added, which asked students if they identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or “something else” per documents from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

This year the questions took things even further, asking respondents about transgenderism and whether they feel that they are in alignment with their biological sex.

The question reads, “Some people describe themselves as transgender and/or nonbinary when the way they think or feel about their gender is different from their sex assigned at birth. Do you identify as transgender and/or nonbinary?”

Obviously, for many, these questions are a serious cause for concern.

Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public’s Trust, said, “There is a concern that this important survey that essentially informs the federal government’s understanding of the issues and drives its policy surrounding youth smoking may be being exploited for other purposes, perhaps to the detriment of its ultimate integrity.”

He also said that this raises the question of “whether controversial social goals are appropriate to be part of expensive taxpayer surveys on youth tobacco use may strike some as closer to appeasement of favored special interests than the genuine pursuit of sound scientific data.”

Unrelated data

The purpose of the CDC’s annual National Tobacco Use Survey is simple – to determine how well anti-smoking programs are working for the youth in America.

But this year’s survey includes questions attempting to garner data completely unrelated to the topic at hand.

One of the answer options on the survey says, “I am not sure yet or questioning if I am transgender and/or nonbinary.”

Another question explains the definition of “sexual orientation” before asking students to identify theirs. 

It reads, “Sexual orientation is a person’s emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attraction to another person. There are many ways a person can describe their sexual orientation and many labels a person can use. Which of these options best describes your sexual orientation?”

Aside from straight or heterosexual and gay or lesbian, other options for the answer include “bisexual, pansexual, or queer” and “asexual.”

There was another option allowing the respondents to say that they were not sure or that they didn’t understand the question. 

According to the CDC, the surveys are changed slightly every so often “to maintain relevance with emerging tobacco use behaviors.”

But it’s not quite clear how gender identity aligns with tobacco use behaviors whatsoever. 

But what is clear is that liberal activists will use the results to push for more of their propaganda to be pushed in the classroom.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.