March 9, 2017 - Hatred On The Rise, American Voters Say, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Concern About Anti-Semitism Jumps In One Month Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The level of hatred and prejudice in the U.S. has increased since Donald Trump was elected president, 63 percent of American voters say in a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Another 32 percent say the level hasn't changed and 2 percent say it has decreased.

A total of 77 percent of voters say prejudice against minority groups in the U.S. is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Concern about anti-Semitism has jumped in the last month: Looking specifically at prejudice against Jewish people, a total of 70 percent of American voters say it is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem, up from 49 percent in an February 8 Quinnipiac University Poll.

American voters are divided on President Donald Trump's response to bomb threats against Jewish community centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries as 37 percent approve and 38 percent disapprove.

"Americans are concerned that the dark forces of prejudice and anti-Semitism are rearing their ugly heads. Voters are less than confident with the new administration's response," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

From March 2 - 6, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,283 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

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51. Since the election of Donald Trump, do you believe the level of hatred and prejudice in the U.S. has increased, the level of hatred and prejudice has decreased, or hasn't it changed either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Increased            63%    42%    84%    62%    56%    70%    66%    55%
Decreased             2      5      1      2      2      2      3      2
Hasn't changed       32     49     14     33     39     25     29     38
DK/NA                 3      5      1      3      3      3      1      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Increased            67%    63%    63%    59%    51%    70%    61%    70%
Decreased             -      3      3      3      3      1      2      3
Hasn't changed       30     33     33     33     43     25     34     26
DK/NA                 3      1      2      5      3      4      3      1
 
 
72. How serious a problem do you think that prejudice against minority groups is in the United States today; a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not so serious problem, or not a problem at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very serious         48%    16%    76%    46%    40%    55%    43%    35%
Somewhat serious     29     38     20     31     29     29     35     34
Not so serious       15     28      2     17     20     10     15     19
Not at all            7     13      2      5      9      4      6     10
DK/NA                 2      4      -      1      2      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very serious         57%    52%    43%    40%    31%    46%    39%    66%
Somewhat serious     25     25     33     32     34     35     34     19
Not so serious       13     15     14     17     22     12     17      9
Not at all            3      7      9      7     11      5      8      4
DK/NA                 3      2      -      3      2      2      2      1
 
TREND: How serious a problem do you think that prejudice against minority groups is in the United States today; a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not so serious problem, or not a problem at all?
                     Very    Smwht   Not so  Not at
                     Serious Serious Serious All     DK/NA
 
Mar 09, 2017         48      29      15       7       2
Feb 08, 2017         41      34      17       8       1
Jan 13, 2017         47      32      13       6       3
Nov 23, 2016         43      33      17       5       2
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73. How serious a problem do you think that prejudice against Jewish people is in the United States today; a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not so serious problem, or not a problem at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very serious         35%    18%    51%    32%    28%    41%    32%    29%
Somewhat serious     35     35     36     35     34     36     40     34
Not so serious       19     30      8     22     22     17     19     22
Not at all           10     15      3     10     14      6      9     12
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      2      1      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very serious         32%    33%    38%    35%    24%    37%    30%    44%
Somewhat serious     29     32     35     44     36     38     37     31
Not so serious       23     24     18     12     23     19     21     16
Not at all           14      9      9      8     15      6     10      8
DK/NA                 2      2      -      2      3      1      2      1
 
TREND: How serious a problem do you think that prejudice against Jewish people is in the United States today: a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not so serious problem, or not a problem at all?
                     Very    Smwht   Not so  Not at
                     Serious Serious Serious All     DK/NA
 
Mar 09, 2017         35      35      19      10       2
Feb 08, 2017         13      36      29      18       3
 
 
74. As you may know, in the past few weeks there have been bomb threats against Jewish community centers, and Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized. Do you approve or disapprove of President Trump's response to the recent acts against Jewish people?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              37%    71%    10%    39%    44%    32%    38%    47%
Disapprove           38      5     66     36     34     41     41     22
DK/NA                25     24     23     25     23     27     20     31
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              25%    32%    42%    48%    49%    37%    43%    24%
Disapprove           42     38     40     33     26     36     31     53
DK/NA                33     30     19     19     25     27     26     23