April 09, 2010

University of Washington Poll

Not so surprising results in the poll......

A recent survey directed by University of Washington political scientist, Christopher Parker, finds that America is definitely not beyond race. For instance, the Tea Party, the incipient movement that claims to be committed to reigning in what they perceive as big government, appears to be motivated by more than partisanship and ideology. Approximately 45 % whites either strongly or somewhat approve of the movement. Of those, only 35% believe blacks to be hardworking, only 45 % believe blacks are intelligent, and only 41% think that blacks are trustworthy. Perceptions of Latinos aren’t much different. While 50% of white tea party supporters believe Latinos to be hardworking, only 39% think them intelligent, and at 37%, fewer tea party supporters believe Latinos to be trustworthy.

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2 comments:

FrankN.Stein said...

I don't get the point of that poll in the first place - what am I supposed to answer to the question "Do you consider this or that race intelligent"? Do I consider the race of Obama, Martin Luther King AND Steve Urkel more or less intelligent than the race of Einstein, Kennedy AND George W. Bush?

Kirk Jusko said...

How many of the geniuses who brought about this country's economic collapse were black and hispanic again?