Sunday, November 20, 2016

White Republicans overwhelmingly feel like strangers in their own country

Here's the graphic accompanying the portal into Reuters/Ipsos' poll in which participants were asked, on election day (this looks like it could be Steve Sailer's missing R/I exit poll, but at least up to this point, isn't being fully released), if they agreed or disagreed with the statement, "These days I feel like a stranger in my own country":

So it's illegal immigrants, Muslims, blacks, SWPLs, and all the other constituencies that must be cobbled together to create the Coalition of the Fringes that are feeling lost as the country regresses, then?

To an extent, yes, in that plurality of the country as a whole expresses the sentiment of feeling like a stranger in American society. Bowling--or, increasingly, holing up and watching Youtube or Netflix--Alone; the story of 21st century multicult America.

But Core America is where the alienation is the most acute. It's Middle Americans who really feel like barbarians living within the gates.

The following table shows the percentages who agree--that is, who express feelings of alienation--by the limited demographic characteristics available and with the non-committal and "don't know" responses removed. The sample size is huge (n = 45,122):

White Republicans72.9%
Hispanic Republicans69.2%
Hispanics (all) 60.8%
Black Republicans59.3%
Whites (all)59.0%
Blacks (all)54.5%
Hispanic Democrats54.4%
Black Democrats53.2%
White Democrats38.7%

Nearly 3-in-4 white Republicans sense that the country is becoming unrecognizable. The cold culture war (that is heating up) continues to pit goodwhites on one side and deplorables on the other.

Cross-tabs on age and education aren't available. It'd be interesting to see if younger whites on the right--who are quite open to the idea of secession--express more or less alienation than their parents do.

The first time I recall viscerally feeling a connection to the Trump movement, back in late summer 2015, was when I heard Trump say "We're taking our country back from these people" at one of his rallies. I wasn't alone:


Anonymous said...

A quote from Greg Johnson of Counter Currents: "A multicultural society is one where no-one feels at home."

DissidentRight said...

Hi Audacious,

In your travels have you seen any data on white turnout yet?

^just gives %s.

Audacious Epigone said...


Perfectly put.


No, not yet. This R/I sample will probably have it if the entire thing is released. Not sure why it hasn't been yet.

Steve Sailer said...

Thanks. So here is a portal that lets you look at an online panel of 45,000 and crosstab it by all sorts of useful demographics.

But, how do you ask it who they voted for in 2016?

Audacious Epigone said...


Right. Some of those demographic categories aren't live either (indicates insufficient sample sizes because several are zero). But that's a huge sample for R-I to have put together just for the three rather unique questions that are asked about.

Black Death said...

The sense of alienation is not unique to Americans. Many Germans feel the same way.

Steve Sailer said...

Maybe Reuters Ipsos is waiting to figure out what the final margin is in the election whenever California gets around to counting all its votes and then retrofitting the Trump vs. Clinton polling to fit the actual results?