Trump voters think men face more discrimination than LGBT+ people
People who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election think men face more discrimination than LGBT+ people.
The survey of 1,500 US adults, conducted from October 14-16 by The Economist and polling company YouGov, also showed more Trump fans think native-born Americans face serious discrimination than LGBT+ people.
According to 59 percent of the people who chose to elect the current president, queer people face not much discrimination or none at all.
They also think that men suffer more discrimination than women, Jews, Mexican Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans and immigrants.
The gap between these voters and supporters of Trump’s presidential rival Hillary Clinton was huge, with the majority of Clinton voters (54 percent) believing LGBT+ people face serious discrimination.
People who voted for Clinton also went the other way on whether men face serious discrimination, with just three percent of respondents saying they do.
And a mere eight percent of Clinton voters thought that queer people face not much or no discrimination at all.
In August, the Trump administration issued a directive giving federal contractors free range to discriminate against LGBT+ people.
There is no federal law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but former President Barack Obama signed an executive order that required all federal contractors to abide by LGBT+ anti-discrimination principles.
However, Trump’s broad directive effectively gutted the power to sanction any federal contractor that discriminated based on their religious beliefs.
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