People who voted for Trump believe straight men face more discrimination in the United States than LGBTI people, women, and African-Americans, according to a new poll.
Almost half of the Trump voters asked in the poll said heterosexual men faced a ‘significant amount of discrimination’. This was higher than any other group.
Released by YouGov and The Economist, they asked ‘How much discrimination do the following people face in America today?’ Participants were then given a number of demographic groups, with the answers of ‘none at all’, ‘not much’, ‘a fair amount’ and ‘a great deal’.
The most discriminated group
49 percent of Trump voters said men face ‘a great deal’ (18%) or ‘a fair amount’ (31%) of discrimination. This is in comparison to LGBTI people: 41% of those asked said face ‘a great deal (9%) or a fair amount (32%).
Only 30% of the voters felt women were discriminated against, with 7% opting for ‘a great deal’ and 23% saying they face ‘a fair amount’.
The poll asked 1500 US adults, from 14 October to 16 October 2018.
- 38% believed African Americans faced discrimination, split between ‘a great deal’ (8%) and ‘a fair amount’ (30%)
- 27% believed Asian Americans facd discrimination, split between ‘a great deal’ (6%) and ‘a fair amount’ (21%)
Not only poll to think that way
In fact, a majority of Republicans believe there is less discrimination in America. According to a survey by Public Religion Research Institute, across the board less Republicans believe there is less discrimination against Muslims, transgender people, gay and lesbian people, Jewish people, and women.
Meanwhile, an official working in the Trump administration against financial discrimination once claimed that most hate crimes are hoaxes.
Trump recently said it is a ‘scary’ time for men after Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as Supreme Court Justice, the highest court in the country, despite multiple sexual misconduct allegations from women.