If you ever needed more evidence how reality skews for folks on opposite sides of the political spectrum, look no further.
A new poll by You.gov/The Economist shows among Trump voters believe straight men face more discrimination than any other demographic in the U.S. today.
Participants were asked “How much discrimination do the following people face in America today?”
They were then given a list of demographics and a choice of responses: “none at all,” “not much,” “a fair amount,” and “a great deal.”
A combined 49% of Trump voters said men face significant discrimination (18% “a great deal,” 31% “a fair amount”).
When asked about LGBTQ folks, 41% of Trump voters feel the gays face discrimination (9% “a great deal,” 32% “a fair amount”).
A combined 42% said Mexican-Americans face “a great deal” (9%) or “a fair amount” (33%) of discrimination.
A combined 38% said African-Americans face “a great deal” (8%) or “a fair amount” (30%) of discrimination.
A combined 27% said Asian-Americans face “a great deal” (6%) or “a fair amount” (21%) of discrimination.
Not surprisingly, only 30% of Trump voters feel women face “a great deal” (7%) or “a fair amount” (23%) of discrimination.
This all seems to correlate with recent public statements by Republicans, including Donald Trump, who during the recent hearings to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh told the press it’s a “very scary” time for men in America.
Back in August, a poll by Public Religion Research Institute found Republicans believe discrimination has lessened substantially over the past few years for LGBTQ people, women, Jewish people and Muslim people.