Democrats, Republicans, and Independents all agree America is in a state of decay.
The Trafalgar Group discovered that 76% of Americans, which includes people of all political identities, think America’s society and culture are “in a state of decay.”
Independents/No Party: 81.8%
The company interviewed 39.3% Democrats, 35.6% Republicans, and 25.1% Independents.
“Yes” remains in the majority when you break it down by age group and ethnicity. I find the ethnicity findings interesting. White people made up 71.2% of the people polled by the Trafalgar Group. The rest are:
Look at the answers.
The age breakup didn’t surprise me much. I’d say I’m hopeful since 81.6% of the 18-24 respondents answered “state of decay” but they’re youngins and I remember how I was at that age!
But do we all think the “decay” stems from the same ideas or ideas? The poll had no commentary, but the founder spoke to The Washington Times:
Voters on both sides of the aisle are unhappy with the current state of hot-button social and culture war issues for different reasons, said pollster Robert Cahaly, who founded Trafalgar Group in 2016.
“Social and cultural decline is in the eye of the beholder, but what’s clear is that everyone is unhappy,” Mr. Cahaly said. “People on the left think America isn’t ‘woke’ enough despite the pushback and people on the right think America is too ‘woke’ in a way that’s being pushed on them.”
There’s also a middle segment of voters whose views are reflected by comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, who the pollster noted has announced he won’t do skits on college campuses anymore for fear of getting “canceled.”
“There’s a mix of people in the middle, like Bill Maher, who like the ‘woke agenda’ but maybe think things have gone a little too far,” Mr. Cahaly said.
We all consider America is declining, but we likely don’t agree on what is causing the decline and what aspects are on the decline.
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