Last Updated on July 11, 2023
Polling from the Pew Research Center shows that half of US adults disapprove of the affirmative action policies that, by definition, racially discriminate against white students, and increasingly against Asian students, during the college application and admission process. Opposition to affirmative action was split along racial and political lines, with a plurality of blacks and a majority of Democrats supporting the discriminatory programs.
The polling from the Pew Research Center showed that 50% of US adults are opposed to “selective colleges considering race and ethnicity in admissions decisions,” and that just 33% of them are in favor of it.
The poll broke the results down along racial and political lines and showed that, among black respondents, a 47% plurality, but not a majority, support the affirmative action programs, while 29% oppose them.
Among Hispanics, support and opposition to affirmative action were split at 39% each.
Among Asians, a 52% majority oppose affirmative action while 37% support it; and among whites, 57% of respondents say they oppose affirmative action and just 29% say they support it.
The disparity between those supporting and those opposing affirmative action was most pronounced when the results were broken down by political party.
Among Republican poll respondents, a whopping 74% say they oppose affirmative action, while just 14% support it.
Among Democrat respondents, 54% support affirmative action, and 29% oppose it.
The results shed light on much wider support for the traditional system of American meritocracy than has been portrayed in media coverage, especially in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision that struck down affirmative action policies.
The court’s decision prompted those in the left-wing media and political spaces to go into meltdown mode and declare that racial minorities won’t stand a chance at being accepted into school if they have to compete with white applicants.
“As you can see white people are the group that’s mostly against affirmative action,” Vincent James, of the Red Elephants, wrote on his Telegram channel, where he shared the poll’s results.
“They’re also the only group where the majority is against hate speech being criminalized, gun control, open borders, the LGBT agenda, and the Covid policies.”
“Should make sense why they want to replace the group that’s the most against their agenda.”