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Trump Voters Say Men Face More Discrimination Than Women, African-Americans or LGBT People, Poll Says

Almost half of the folks in a recent poll who voted for President Donald Trump believe men in the United States face a significant amount of discrimination. 

In fact, the percentage of Trump voters who said men face significant discrimination was higher than the percentage of Trump voters who said women, LGBT, African-Americans or Mexican-Americans face significant discrimination.

The poll, released Wednesday by YouGov/The Economist, asked: "How much discrimination do the following people face in America today?" Listed were a number of demographic groups, and respondents could choose between "none at all," "not much," "a fair amount" and "a great deal" for each of them. 

A combined 49 percent of Trump voters said men face either "a great deal" (18 percent) or "a fair amount" (31 percent) of discrimination.

Here's how much discrimination Trump voters said other groups face, according to the survey: 

  • Mexican-Americans: A combined 42 percent of Trump voters said Mexican-Americans face "a great deal" (9 percent) or "a fair amount" (33 percent) of discrimination. 
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people: A combined 41 percent of Trump voters said LGBT people face "a great deal" (9 percent) or "a fair amount" (32 percent) of discrimination. 
  • African-Americans: A combined 38 percent of Trump voters said African-Americans face "a great deal" (8 percent) or "a fair amount" (30 percent) of discrimination. 
  • Women: A combined 30 percent of Trump voters said women face "a great deal" (7 percent) or "a fair amount" (23 percent) of discrimination. 
  • Asian-Americans: A combined 27 percent of Trump voters said Asian-Americans face "a great deal" (6 percent) or "a fair amount" (21 percent) of discrimination. 

The combined percentages appear to indicate that Trump voters, on the whole, think men face more discrimination than women, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans, African-Americans or the LGBT community. 

The poll surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults from October 14 through October 16. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. 

trump rally President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Lebanon, Ohio, on October 12. A significant portion Trump voters expressed in a poll that men face a relatively large amount of discrimination. Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images

Trump himself has talked about it being a "scary" time for men, amid the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his nomination process. 

"Well, I’d say that it’s a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of," the president told reporters earlier this month. "This is a very difficult time." Asked if he had a message for women, the president said, "Women are doing great." 

An NPR poll released in 2017 showed that most Americans think the group they belong to faces discrimination. 

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