Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Our fragile civil rights.

This is insane.

//While certain Republican presidential candidates have drawn the ire of reporters and evoked comparisons to the Holocaust for daring to discuss a national registry for Muslims, approximately one out of four Democrats support forcing Jews and Christians to register with the government.

A recent YouGov poll asked 1,000 individuals if they would support a national registry requiring members of various groups to provide the government with their home addresses.

The poll found 27 percent of self-identified Democrats either “strongly support” (18 percent) or “somewhat support“ (9 percent) a national registry for Jews.

Democratic support for a national registry for Jews is nine percent higher than the support among Republicans (18 percent) and 12 percent higher than the support among Independents (15 percent).

The poll also found 27 percent of self-identified Democrats either “strongly support” (17 percent) or “somewhat support” (10 percent) a national registry for Christians.

Democrat support for a national registry for Christians is six percent higher than support among Republicans (21 percent) and 9 percent higher than support among Independents (18 percent).

On the topic of registering Muslims, Democrats were nearly split on their support for a national registry.

The poll found 41 percent of Democrats support a national registry for Muslims (25 percent “strongly support,” 16 percent “somewhat support”) while 47 percent oppose the registry (40 percent “strongly oppose,” 7 percent “somewhat oppose”).

The YouGov poll was conducted on the Web from Nov. 20-23. The margin of error is ±4.2 percent.//



1 comment:

Lauran said...

Chilling--but information I’d rather be aware of than not. Thank you.

 
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