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Trump Voters Think Men Face More Discrimination Than LGBTQ People

Trump Voters Think Men Face More Discrimination Than LGBTQ People

Women, Mexican-Americans, and African-Americans have it easier than men, according to a new survey that sampled Trump and Clinton voters.

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new poll that surveyed 1,500 American adults found that nearly half of Trump voters in the sampling believe men face more discrimination than women, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and LGBTQ people.

The survey, published by YouGov/The Economist and conducted October 16-18, asked respondents, "How much discrimination do the following people face in America today?" — the options included groups like Mexican-Americans, Jews, Muslims, African-Americans, immigrants, Native American people, women, and LGBTQ people, and respondents chose between "none at all," "not much," "a fair amount" and "a great deal."

The results revealed that 49 percent of Trump voters believe men are up against either "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of prejudice. Trump voters believe the following groups experience less discrimination than "men": Mexican-Americans, LGBTQ people, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and women.

The poll also found that 68 percent of Trump supporters believe LGBTQ issues are "not important at all" when it comes to how they'll vote in the midterm elections. However, 63 percent described religious liberty as "very important."

Partisan politics are overwhelmingly prioritized over LGBTQ rights, according to the poll. Only 1 percent of voters overall chose LGBTQ issues as the number one factor in how they vote, as opposed to the 20 percent who said that political party is their top concern. No Trump voters deemed queer considerations as their top issue, as opposed to 2 percent of Hillary Clinton voters.

In contrast, both Clinton and Trump voters were deeply invested in the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, with 58 percent of those who voted blue considering it a "very important" factor in who they support in the midterms, with just under 68 percent of those who went red.

It seems that with Kavanaugh now confirmed, those seeking to "Make America Great Again" think Trump is doing so; 78 percent of those who voted for Trump believe the country is heading in the right direction.

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Ariel Sobel

Ariel is a slam poet turned screenwriter. Born with her heart bleeding down her sleeve, she makes the personal professional, especially in her TED Talk, “Losing My Artistic License.” See more on arielsobel.com.

Ariel is a slam poet turned screenwriter. Born with her heart bleeding down her sleeve, she makes the personal professional, especially in her TED Talk, “Losing My Artistic License.” See more on arielsobel.com.