Oct 24, 2017

55% of white Americans say they face discrimination

A Trump campaign rally in Iowa in 2015. Photo: Charlie Neibergall / AP

A new NPR poll finds that a majority (55%) of white Americans believe they face discrimination in America today, but a much smaller share say they've experienced it while: applying for a job (19%), being considered for raises or promotions (13%) or applying to college (11%). It's worth noting that 84% of white people surveyed believe minorities in the U.S. face discrimination.

Why it matters: This view echoes President Trump's campaign rhetoric that white Americans are under attack. And since taking office, Trump has offended every group except for straight, white, Christian men in America, Axios' Mike Allen reports.

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