50% of Trump Voters Believe White People Face A Lot of Discrimination

50% of Trump Voters Believe White People Face A Lot of Discrimination
Ryan General
November 25, 2016
A recent study revealed that a significant number of voters who supported Donald Trump apparently do not think it is the Blacks, Muslim Americans and other minorities who were being discriminated against.   
According to the survey conducted by The Huffington Post and international research firm YouGov, almost half of Trump supporters believe that white people are now facing discrimination.
Compared to the overall view, however, the figure is quite the opposite. The report showed that 64 % of the nation think it is the Muslim Americans who face a lot of discrimination, a 10-point rise from a similar survey taken in June.
Half the country sees that African Americans face a lot of discrimination, while 44 % say the same thing about Latino Americans. A quarter of Americans think Jewish Americans are being treated unfairly while 24 % say white Americans are also being discriminated against.
What was also made clear in the survey was how voters supporting Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump held distinctly different views from each other.
When figures between supporters were separated, the study revealed that more that 75% of Clinton supporters view that the Latino, black and Muslim Americans face discrimination.
Trump voters, on the other hand, have a higher tendency to view discrimination to be against whites than the minority groups in the country. A resounding 45% of Trump voters believe white people in the U.S. are being targeted for their race, while 40% say Muslims are discriminated. Trump supporters also think just 22 % of black Americans, 19 % of Jews and Latinos face a lot of discrimination.
The poll was based on 1,000 completed interviews which were conducted by the research groups from Nov. 19-21 among U.S. adults, “using a sample selected from YouGov’s opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population.”
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