Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters nationwide believe that American society is generally fair and decent. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 46% take the opposite view and believe it is unfair and discriminatory.
Men, by a 59% to 41% margin, believe society is generally fair and decent while women are evenly divided.
Among voters under 35, a majority (55%) believe our society is unfair and discriminatory. Most older voters take the opposite view, including 64% of senior citizens who consider society fair and decent.
There is a wide partisan divide on this question. Eighty-four percent (84%) of Republicans see a generally fair society while 68% of Democrats see the opposite. Independent voters are evenly divided.
There is also a huge divide along racial lines. Sixty-three percent (63%) of white voters consider society fair and decent. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of black voters and 66% of Hispanic voters disagree (see crosstab results).
The survey also found that 33% believe it would be better for Europe to become more like the United States; 30% think that it would be better for the United States to become more like Europe; and 37% are not sure.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted May 4-5, 2019 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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