White Republican outliers on views on American race

Data: Axios / Ipsos Poll; Chart: Axios Visuals

A New Axios-Ipsos Poll About racial relations a year after George Floyd’s murder, Republicans and Democrats appear to live in two different worlds and are surprised that there is no such thing as “white Americans think” Shown in more detail.

Important reason: Such a vast gap between the left and right within the majority of US racial groups believes in the notion of a compromised view, which explains why Congress is so slow to act.

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  • It also helps explain why Donald Trump still holds the Republican Party that way.

  • to see: Russell Contreras, a reporter of race and justice at Axios, and Margaret Talev, editor-in-chief of politics, are discussing the results of a poll on HBO and HBO Max’s “Axioson HBO.”

Details: African Americans are most dissatisfied with the status quo on issues ranging from police to employment to politics.

  • Overall, White Americans appear to be the most resistant to reform. Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans are in the middle of a series of questions about their views and experiences.

  • But if you look closely, white Democrats are most closely associated with black Americans, sometimes more change-oriented, and white Republicans are on the other side of the spectrum.

  • Hispanic, Asian-American, and black respondents are also slightly divided by party, but with less disparity than whites. Also, the small number of Republicans in each group and the significantly smaller population of these groups have less political impact on their division.

In numbers: 57% of White Americans said, “Last year’s events made us realize that there is still a lot of racism in our country,” which is 35% of White Republicans and whites. It is classified as 93% of Democrats. By comparison, 80% of African Americans agreed with that view.

  • Eighty-seven percent of white Democrats, but only 19% of white Republicans, say the United States “needs to keep making changes to give black Americans equal rights to white Americans.”

  • Almost three-quarters of white Democrats, but only one in five white Republicans, states that their race has an advantage over non-whites.

  • 60% of white Democrats and only 8% of white Republicans say last year’s protests against racial injustice had a positive impact on society.

Big picture: The majority of all racial and ethnic groups say last year’s events prove that there is still a lot of racism in the country. However, for all demonstrations and discussions, respondents said they felt that racial relations had actually deteriorated since this time last year. And there is little consensus on how to proceed.

  • When we asked respondents the names of the top three concerns, the most cited topics varied widely by race and ethnicity.

  • Black Americans most often cited racial justice and discrimination as their primary concerns, while white respondents prioritized political extremism or polarization. COVID-19 prevailed among Asian-American and Hispanic-American respondents.

  • Ninety-two percent of black respondents say that more change is needed for black and white Americans to be equal. However, only half of White Americans had that view, compared to 70% of Asian Americans and 65% of Hispanic Americans.

I also checked the polls Racial and ethnic disparities around Policing And that Criminal justice system, Axios’ David Nather has unpacked it as part of the Hard Truths series.

What they are saying: “We are in the midst of these widespread vital changes — we are at a turning point,” said Cliff Young, president of Ipsos US Public Affairs. “But in the medium term, this will greatly divide our politics.”

  • “I see this as seeing the changes in the guards. American society is changing. Our values ​​are changing. There are divisions, but where are we heading? I know. “

  • “We are going to a much more diversified society than it is today or ten years ago.”

conspiracy: For all stories of American companies about diversity and inclusion in employment, promotion, and retention, a relatively small share of all group respondents will help employers become more equitable or equitable over the past year He said he made a change.

  • Only 18% of black Americans, 20% of white Americans, 23% of Hispanic Americans, and 35% of Asian Americans say their employers have made such changes.

  • Thirty-two percent of white Democrats said they had seen such a change, but only 11% of white Republicans agreed.

Methodology: This Axios / Ipsos poll was conducted by Ipsos’ Knowledge Panel® from April 28th to May 4th. This poll is based on a nationally representative probability sample of 1,875 adults over the age of 18.

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