Is Racism Against Whites As Big A Problem As It Is Against Blacks?

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A new poll shows a large number of Americans believe discrimination against whites has become as much of a problem as against blacks and other minorities.

According to the poll released Wednesday by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), 43 percent of Americans think discrimination is just as big a problem for White people. The PRRI American Values Survey broke the data down further into racial and political demographics that show the disparity between responses.

“Half (50%) of white Americans agree that discrimination against whites has become as big a problem today as discrimination against blacks and other minorities, while fewer than three in ten Hispanic (29%) and black Americans (25%) agree,” reads the report.

Along party lines, 64 percent of Republicans believe whites face as much discrimination as blacks, while 28 percent of Democrats agreed.

Respondents were about as equally divided when asked if there have been enough changes made to give equal rights to both blacks and whites. Just under half of Americans say all of the needed changes have been made to give blacks equal rights with whites, while 47 percent say more changes needed to be made.

Nearly nine in 10 black people say there is a lot of discrimination against blacks, while just six in 10 white Americans say the same. Unlike other groups, though, white Americans were not more likely to say that whites face a lot of discrimination. Just 27 percent of white people said they face a lot of discrimination.

The survey of 1,010 adults was conducted between Nov. 6-10 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percent.

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