Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rasmussen Reports: 27% View U.S. Society As Unfair and Discriminatory

From Rasmussen Reports comes this interesting piece:
27% View U.S. Society As Unfair and Discriminatory
Saturday, November 20, 2010

More than one-out-of-four Likely U.S. Voters (27%) now believe American society is generally unfair and discriminatory, the highest negative finding in over a year.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 60% of voters believe U.S. society is generally fair and decent, but that’s down 10 points from October and is also the lowest level found since October 2009. Another 13% are undecided. (Read the rest here)
Interestingly, this is the same percentage of respondents who, as of today, Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president in Rasmussen's Daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

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While the background numbers may not reflect a perfect correlation between the political viewpoints of the respondents to the respective polls, I would not be at all shocked to learn that there is a very high degree of overlap between responders who believe that U.S. society is "unfair and discriminatory" and those who strongly approve of Obama's performance.


  1. I suspect that those who feel its unfair receive "free money" from the government and would like to receive more.

    My preference is NO free money to anyone -- but I'm sure that I'd be branded an islamophobic, racist, sexist, bigoted, insensitive person.

  2. That really doesn't come a surprise. This is the victim/entitlement class speaking there.

  3. Ironically, our society really IS unfair and discriminatory, thanks to the efforts of the Left. It discriminates in favor of certain "special" groups of people with "special" privileges and "special" rights and "special" benefits who are entitled to mooch off the rest of us. The irony is that most of that 27% is in the groups that society discriminates in FAVOR of! Even more ironically, the Left has convinced these same people that what they get for nothing is deserved, and that they are discriminated against because they don't get even more for free!