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Trump Voters Say Men Are Discriminated Against More Than Gays, Minorities: Poll

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Trump Voters Say Men Are Discriminated Against More Than Gays, Minorities: Poll





People who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election believe men face more discrimination than LGBTQ people, women and most ethnic minorities, according to a new poll conducted by YouGov and The Economist.

The survey from YouGov and The Economist asked 1,500 U.S. adults, “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 “none at all,” “not much,” a fair amount” or “a great deal.”

Forty-nine percent of Trump voters said they believed men face either “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of discrimination in America.

Forty-one percent of the president’s supporters said LGBTQ people face a similar amount of discrimination.

Forty-two percent of Trump voters said Mexican-Americans face discrimination, followed by 38 percent saying the same about African-Americans and 30 percent saying women are discriminated against.

The survey found that 11 percent of those who cast a vote for Hillary Clinton said men face discrimination.



Ninety-two percent of Clinton voters said LGBTQ people face either “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of discrimination, with similar figures for Muslims (95 percent), immigrants (92 percent), Arab-Americans (91 percent), African-Americans and Mexican-Americans (90 percent each), and women (88 percent).

Zeke Stokes, vice president of programs at GLAAD, an LGBTQ advocacy group, took aim at Trump in reaction to the survey results.

“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 transgender youths at school,” said Zeke Stokes, vice president of programs at GLAAD, an LGBTQ advocacy group.

Peter Boykin, founder of Gays for Trump and a Republican running for the North Carolina House of Representatives, said: “I think we are all being discriminated by each other.”

“Right now, the market is more open for people to be of color or gay,” he told NBC News in a statement. “The tables now have turned where it’s now hurtful to your personal prosperity to be a plain, cisgender white male.”





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