Twenty-eight percent (28%) of voters nationwide believe it is fair to call the United States a White Supremacist nation. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that a majority of black voters (60%) believe that’s a fair description. Thirty-four percent (34%) of Hispanic voters agree with that assessment as do 21% of white voters.
Forty percent (40%) of voters under 50 believe it is fair to describe the United States as a White Supremacist nation. That view is shared by just 20% of voters aged 50-64 and 7% of those 65 and older.
Additionally, among all voters, 57% believe President Trump wants a nation based upon White Supremacy. That belief is held by 86% of black voters, 65% of Hispanic voters, and 50% of white voters.
On a partisan basis, 86% of Democrats believe the president would like to see our nation based upon White Supremacy. Fifty-four percent (54%) of Independents agree as do 26% of Republicans.
Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, 30% believe he wants a White Supremacist nation. Among those who Strongly Disapprove, 93% hold that view (see question wording and crosstab results).
Among all voters, 27% believe most white Americans favor a nation based upon White Supremacy. Thirty-five percent (35%) believe most conservatives hold that view. Twenty-six percent (26%) believe most liberals do as well.
Other data from the survey shows that, on average, people believe 48% of Trump Administration officials and 36% of Congress believe that white people are superior to those of all other races, and should therefore dominate society. The public estimates that 44% of Republicans hold such views along with 30% of Democrats.
Data released earlier showed that 66% are proud of our nation’s history while 33% are ashamed of it.
ScottRasmussen’s most recent syndicated column found that amidst these competing perceptions of our past, there is hope and common ground for the future. In the competition between the noble founding ideals and shameful history of institutionalized racism, 82% of all voters believe the noble strand will dominate American politics in the future. It’s a view widely shared across partisan and ideological lines.
Our task today is to make that expectation a reality. Now is the time for the shameful strand of our history to die and the noble strand to flourish. To make this happen, we must be totally committed to shaping the culture by building a society worthy of our highest ideals. It is time to recognize that America’s War of Independence and the Civil Rights Movement were part of the same revolution, a revolution for liberty, equality, and self-governance.
Those ideals are the essentials we can build upon together while agreeing to disagree on the details of policy.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted November 29-30, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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