Americans deeply divided over discrimination – WSJ poll – RT World News
Most Democrats think America’s minorities face bias while GOP voters think it’s a white person’s problem, according to the Journal
Americans are divided along partisan lines about which population groups in the United States face discrimination, according to a Wall Street Journal poll released on Saturday. While most Democrats point to prejudice as America’s minority problem, Republicans tend to believe it’s the problem facing white people.
According to the survey, some 59% of GOP voters think white Americans experience discrimination or prejudice, compared to just 21% of Democrats who agree with the point. Meanwhile, 88% of Democrats said black people face biased attitudes, compared to 49% of Republicans who said so.
Democrats are also more likely to think discrimination against lesbians and gay Americans is a problem (85%), while only 38% of Republicans hold a similar view. The same split is noticeable on Latinos and Jews, with more than 80% of Democrats naming bias toward those groups as a problem. Only 40% and 49% of Republicans believe that discrimination against Latinos and Jews respectively is a problem.
The WSJ survey also found that 61% of Republicans think discrimination is a problem for Christians in America, with just 25% of Democrats supporting that view.
The report also indicates that American voters are divided on the issue more by their political opinions than by their race or age.
This data echoes to some extent the results of several previous polls. An October LX New/YouGov poll showed that despite an uptick in American unity over the past two years, eight in ten Americans still believe they live in a divided country.
Another poll, conducted by Economist magazine and YouGov in late August, found that two in five Americans think a civil war is at least somewhat likely within the next decade, with Republicans more likely to express this point. view than the Democrats.
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