Poll: Most Americans believe Trump has ‘encouraged’ white supremacy

Poll: Most Americans believe Trump has ‘encouraged’ white supremacy
Donald Trump, White House lawn (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – That’s because so few of our countrymen bother to seek beyond the slanted stories the mainstream media serves up.]

A new poll has found that most Americans believe President Donald Trump has encouraged white supremacist groups.

Data gathered by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) shows that 57% of Americans think Trump’s decisions and behavior have encouraged white supremacists, while only 6% say he has discouraged such people. While 74% of Republicans say Trump has not had any impact on white supremacists whatsoever, 59% of Independents say Trump has encouraged white supremacists, as do 86% of Democrats.

White evangelical and mainline Protestants mostly disagree with the idea that Trump has encouraged white supremacists, though most Protestants of color and non-Christian survey responders say that the opposite is true. Among White Americans, 49% say Trump has encouraged racist groups, while 77% of African Americans, 69% of Hispanic Americans, and 59% of mixed-race Americans take this position as well.

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