Republicans Think Conservatives Face More Discrimination Than Black People: Poll

Republicans feel conservatives face more discrimination than Black people do in America, according to a recent poll.

In a The Economist/YouGov poll, respondents were presented with several groups and asked: "How much discrimination do the following people face in America today?"

Conservatives was one of those and overall 22 percent polled said a great deal, 27 percent a fair amount, 30 percent not much and 20 percent none at all.

Among Republican respondents, more felt conservatives faced higher levels of discrimination.

Of those, 40 percent said a great deal, 35 percent a fair amount, 17 percent not much and 9 percent none at all.

The poll posed the same question in regard to Black people.

To this, overall 39 percent said a great deal, 29 percent a fair amount, 24 percent not much and 8 percent none at all.

Among Republicans, the numbers were lower—and fell below conservatives in terms of how much discrimination they felt they faced.

Just more than 1 in 10, 14 percent, said a great deal, and 35 percent a fair amount.

Nearly 2 in 5, 39 percent, said not much and 13 percent said none at all.

Republicans also said Asian people, 14 percent a great deal and 36 percent a fair amount, and immigrants, 16 percent a great deal and 33 percent a fair amount, faced lower levels of discrimination than conservatives.

Muslim people, 14 percent a great deal and 44 percent a fair amount, and Jewish people, 16 percent a great deal and 39 percent a fair amount, were also ranked lower in terms of the amount of discrimination Republicans believe they face compared to conservatives.

The polling was conducted among 1,500 U.S. adults, from March 20 to 23.

For the full sample size, the margin of error was plus or minus 2.9 percent.

The results come with issues over racial equity, discrimination and systemic racism continuing to be a focal point in the U.S.

Protests across the nation last year sparked by the killing of George Floyd provoked widespread discussions.

The recent shootings of Asian women in Atlanta also started further conversations over hate crimes.

Discussions have also come to the fore over the issue of white supremacists in the nation.

President Joe Biden has put "advancing racial equity" as one of his priorities since coming into power, signing several executive orders on this matter.

While these issues have been raised, the subject of "cancel culture" has become a familiar talking point for many conservative voices.

In a poll in January, most Republicans said they saw cancel culture as a threat to freedom.

Conservatives have bemoaned this as suppressing their voices in the public realm.

Republican lawmakers have also rallied against this.

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Demonstrators hold "Black Lives Matter" signs as they participate in the "Justice for George Floyd" march outside the Minnesota State Capitol on March 19, 2021 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images