Thursday, April 4, 2013

More racial resentment

A few weeks ago, I wrote about trends in "racial resentment."  I have found another question that seems relevant, from surveys by Princeton Survey Research Associates.  "Would you say there is a great deal of discrimination, some discrimination, only a little discrimination, or none at all against...whites?"

               2000  2005

Great Deal      7%    6%
Some           40%   37% 
Only a little  27%   23%
None           25%   30%

DK              1%    4%

The change between 2000 and 2005 seems to be statistically significant.  Unfortunately, the question hasn't been asked again.  There was a similar question in an AP/Knowlege Networks survey from 2012: "How much discrimination against...whites do you feel there is in the United States today, limiting their chances to get ahead?"   5% said "a lot," 21% "some," 29% "only a little," and 40% "none at all."   However, I think the addition of the "limiting their chances to get ahead" makes people less likely to agree, so the question isn't really equivalent.

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