Most Americans Pissed About Being PC

by Christopher Harper | October 16th, 2018

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Most Americans Pissed About Being PC

A vast major­ity of Amer­i­cans are pissed off about polit­i­cal correctness.

Polit­i­cal polls and years of knife-​edge elec­tions have con­vinced many that our coun­try has become a 50:50 soci­ety, divided into two oppos­ing polit­i­cal tribes and trapped in a spi­ral of con­flict and divi­sion. Our research uncov­ered a dif­fer­ent story, one that probes under­neath the issues that polar­ize Amer­i­cans, and finds seven groups that are defined by their core beliefs, rather than by their polit­i­cal opin­ions, race, class, or gen­der,” accord­ing to More in Com­mon, an orga­ni­za­tion founded in mem­ory of Jo Cox, the British politi­cian who was mur­dered in the run-​up to the Brexit referendum.

In talk­ing to every­day Amer­i­cans, we have found a large seg­ment of the pop­u­la­tion whose voices are rarely heard above the shouts of the par­ti­san tribes. These are peo­ple who believe that Amer­i­cans have more in com­mon than that which divides them. While they dif­fer on impor­tant issues, they feel exhausted by the divi­sion in the United States. They believe that com­pro­mise is nec­es­sary in pol­i­tics, as in other parts of life, and want to see the coun­try come together and solve its problems.”

Most mem­bers of the so-​called “exhausted major­ity” despise polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness. Among the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion, 80 per­cent believe that “polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness is a prob­lem in our coun­try.” Even young peo­ple are uncom­fort­able with it, includ­ing 74 per­cent ages 24 to 29, and 79 per­cent under age 24.

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The study is based on a nation­ally rep­re­sen­ta­tive poll with 8,000 respon­dents, 30, one-​hour inter­views, and six focus groups con­ducted from Decem­ber 2017 to Sep­tem­ber 2018.

Asians, His­pan­ics, Native Amer­i­cans, and African-​Americans are tired to polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness. Asians (82 per­cent), African-​Americans (75 per­cent), His­pan­ics (87 per­cent), and Native Amer­i­cans (88 per­cent) are most likely to oppose polit­i­cal correctness.

While 83 per­cent of respon­dents who make less than $50,000 dis­like polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness, just 70 per­cent of those who make more than $100,000 are skep­ti­cal about it. And while 87 per­cent who have never attended col­lege think that polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness has grown to be a prob­lem, only 66 per­cent of those with a post­grad­u­ate degree share that sentiment.

Com­pared with the rest of the polling sam­ple, pro­gres­sive activists are much more likely to be rich, highly edu­cated — and white. They are nearly twice as likely as the aver­age to make more than $100,000 a year. They are nearly three times as likely to have a post­grad­u­ate degree. And while 12 per­cent of the over­all sam­ple in the study is African Amer­i­can, only 3 per­cent of pro­gres­sive activists are.

Nearly half of Lati­nos argued that “many peo­ple nowa­days are too sen­si­tive to how Mus­lims are treated,” while two in five African Amer­i­cans agreed that “immi­gra­tion nowa­days is bad for America.”

Over­all, only 9 per­cent of those sur­veyed clas­si­fied them­selves as progressive.

Sim­ply put, this study demon­strates that all those peo­ple get­ting all that air time are NOT rep­re­sen­ta­tive of what Amer­i­cans really think.

That should give hope to those of us who think Don­ald Trump rep­re­sents far more peo­ple than the media and pro­gres­sives want to admit.

A vast majority of Americans are pissed off about political correctness.

“Political polls and years of knife-edge elections have convinced many that our country has become a 50:50 society, divided into two opposing political tribes and trapped in a spiral of conflict and division. Our research uncovered a different story, one that probes underneath the issues that polarize Americans, and finds seven groups that are defined by their core beliefs, rather than by their political opinions, race, class, or gender,” according to More in Common, an organization founded in memory of Jo Cox, the British politician who was murdered in the run-up to the Brexit referendum.

“In talking to everyday Americans, we have found a large segment of the population whose voices are rarely heard above the shouts of the partisan tribes. These are people who believe that Americans have more in common than that which divides them. While they differ on important issues, they feel exhausted by the division in the United States. They believe that compromise is necessary in politics, as in other parts of life, and want to see the country come together and solve its problems.”

Most members of the so-called “exhausted majority” despise political correctness. Among the general population, 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24.

Read: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a70a7c3010027736a22740f/t/5bbcea6b7817f7bf7342b718/1539107467397/hidden_tribes_report-2.pdf

The study is based on a nationally representative poll with 8,000 respondents, 30, one-hour interviews, and six focus groups conducted from December 2017 to September 2018.

Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, and African-Americans are tired to political correctness. Asians (82 percent), African-Americans (75 percent), Hispanics (87 percent), and Native Americans (88 percent) are most likely to oppose political correctness.

While 83 percent of respondents who make less than $50,000 dislike political correctness, just 70 percent of those who make more than $100,000 are skeptical about it. And while 87 percent who have never attended college think that political correctness has grown to be a problem, only 66 percent of those with a postgraduate degree share that sentiment.

Compared with the rest of the polling sample, progressive activists are much more likely to be rich, highly educated—and white. They are nearly twice as likely as the average to make more than $100,000 a year. They are nearly three times as likely to have a postgraduate degree. And while 12 percent of the overall sample in the study is African American, only 3 percent of progressive activists are.

Nearly half of Latinos argued that “many people nowadays are too sensitive to how Muslims are treated,” while two in five African Americans agreed that “immigration nowadays is bad for America.”

Overall, only 9 percent of those surveyed classified themselves as progressive.

Simply put, this study demonstrates that all those people getting all that air time are NOT representative of what Americans really think.

That should give hope to those of us who think Donald Trump represents far more people than the media and progressives want to admit.

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