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New poll looks at political divides on race and gender issues – Boston, Massachusetts

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Respondents were surveyed for support for Black Lives Matter, critical racing theory, same-sex marriage, and other topics.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus. Lane Turner / Globe Staff

According to WCVB, a national survey published by UMass Amherst and WCVB examined how different political ideologies think about race and gender topics.

The vote We looked at responses from 1,000 individuals regarding their support for statements about race, gender, and sexuality. The poll included samples from May 5th to May 9th and reported a margin of error of 3.5%.

When it came to racial questions, the breakdown between different political parties and ideologies was the largest.

For example, respondents were asked if they would support the Black Lives Matter movement. For Democrats, 73% said they supported the movement’s goals and 60% for the movement’s tactics, while for Republicans, these percentages were 11% and 4%, respectively.

79% of conservatives said they believe that critical racing theory should not be taught at any age. For liberals, this percentage was 7%.

For those who voted for Trump in 2020, 82% disagree with teaching critical racing theory, while only 20% of those who vote for Biden disagree.

Similarly, 61% of conservatives believe schools should be banned from talking about race at school, but only 6% of liberals agree. Twenty-eight percent of moderates agreed.

UMass initially asked about assistance in reducing police funding in April 2021 and compared those answers in this poll. From that time to the present, support for funding cuts from both parties has declined, but for liberals this has dropped from 75% to 62%. For conservatives, it dropped from 10% to 9%.

When it came to gender questions, political parties and political ideologies were also separated.

70% of Republicans support a bill that bans transgender youth from joining school-sponsored sports teams that match gender identity, and 22% of Democrats support the bill.

In the case of liberals, 96% said they supported same-sex marriage and 33% of conservatives.



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