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Poll: Hatred, prejudice on rise in Trump’s America

Nearly two-thirds of US voters say hatred and prejudice in the United States have risen since Donald Trump was elected president, an opinion poll reveals.

Sixty-three percent of subjects polled by Quinnipiac University say hatred and prejudice have increased since Trump’s November 2016 election, while 32 percent say the levels have not changed. Just two percent say they have decreased.

 Jewish tombstones lay vandalized at Mount Carmel Cemetery February 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP)
Jewish tombstones lay vandalized at Mount Carmel Cemetery February 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP)

The survey shows that 77% of voters characterize prejudice against minority groups in America as a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem.

Seventy percent of voters say anti-Semitism is a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem, up from 49% in February, the poll finds.

The Quinnipiac poll says US voters are split over Trump’s response to threats and acts of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries, with 37 percent who approve and 38 percent who disapprove.

— AFP

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