Here’s an interesting poll.
The breakdown of whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics is not surprising, what is surprising is that close to half of Californians think the United States has gone too far in “its attempt to give everyone equal rights.”
The poll was done by the California Community Poll and organized by Strategies 360 and the Los Angeles Times, the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, and the Los Angeles Urban League.
Most of those responding said they are quite proud of the diversity found in California and like the liberal outlook on how it’s governed. But there’s a “but” at the end of the response and the words “too far” are attached to that “but.”
Here are some stats:
- 47% said the U.S. has overcorrected and gone too far in attempts to give everyone equal rights
- 46% of those responding disagree and say there is no overcorrection or a too far
That 5% is a huge reversal from February of 2020 when just 42% thought the country was going too far. At that time, 48% disagreed.
As you can surmise, the results are split when it comes to race.
- 53% of white respondents think the country has gone too far
- Only 29% of black respondents felt that way
- 48% of Asians agree we’ve gone too far
- 44% of Hispanics agree
Much of the backlash — some think — are because of the reparations being pushed in California that many think are overly ambitious and over-the-top. At $800 billion, the payments are two-and-a-half times the total yearly budget of the state.
By the way, here is a link to the actual survey. Going through the questions asked in the survey is very interesting. Many are very, very happy with their local lives and their neighborhoods.
They seem very unhappy about how much it costs them to live, the high cost of healthcare, crime and public safety, the condition of California’s economy,