Trump voters think men are more discriminated against than LGBT+ people, women and African-Americans, survey reveals

Louis Staples
Saturday 20 October 2018 11:15
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New data has revealed that people who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 presidential election believe that men are discriminated against more than LGBT+ people, women and most ethnic minorities.

The data is based on the findings of a new poll conducted by YouGov and The Economist.

The survey asked 1,500 adults across America a series of questions on topics ranging from politics to sport and entertainment.

One question asked:

How much discrimination do the following people face in America today?

Respondents were then presented with a list of different demographic groups and could choose the amount of discrimination faced by each group.

49 per cent of Trump-voting respondents said men face either “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of discrimination in America in 2018. 41 per cent of this group said the same of LGBT+ people, 30 per cent for women, 38 per cent for African-Americans and 42 per cent for Mexican-Americans.

Conversely, only 11 per cent Hillary Clinton supporters surveyed said men face discrimination in the US. A staggering 90 per cent of Clinton voters said LGBT+ people, African-Americans and Mexican-Americans face discrimination.

Interpreting these statistics is complex as there are numerous points of crossover. For instance, someone can be both gay and a man, and both African American and gay.

Reacting to the responses from Trump voters, vice president of programs at LGBT+ advocacy group GLAAD, Zeke Stokes, said:

Since taking office, president Trump has been the bully-in-chief, with egregious attacks including ongoing efforts to ban transgender soldiers from openly serving in the military and revoking nondiscrimination protections for trans youth at school.

Trans people are extremely vulnerable to discrimination, harassment and violence. The National Center for Transgender Equality state that 46 per cent of trans respondents were verbally harassed in the last twelve months due to their gender identity.

H/T: NBC News

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