DKStories Posted April 7, 2011 Report Share Posted April 7, 2011 http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP..._MS_0407915.pdf I saw a diary on Daily Kos about the PP poll that is linked above. The poll was taken of 400 Mississippi Republicans and covered mostly possible presidential candidates, but they also included a question on interracial marriages. It really comes as no surprise, in my opinion, that 46% of those polled think interracial marrige should be illegal while 40% think it should be legal. A plurality of opposition to marriage between races should come as no surprise in this state. What was a little surprising was when I looked at the crosstabs, specifically those on the very last page of the document. This cross-tab shows support/opposition to inter-racial marriage by age group of respondents. Conventional wisdom has long held that younger people are more accepting than older people, but apparently that may not be true in Mississippi. Just looking at the "Illegal" answer to the question of interracial marriage, we see the following: Age: 18-29 30-45 46-65 65+Illegal: 54% 38% 39% 56% Notice that it is the oldest and the youngest categories that have the highest level of racist opinion on interracial marriage. Now, one question that comes immediately to mind is: Does this poll reflect that older and younger categories are just being more honest? If the differences between the age groups isn't due to more honesty in the older/younger groups, what other things might cause a higher percentage of racism in the youngest generation of Mississippi Republicans? Oh, and one more thing: How do Mississippi Democrats break down in response to this question? I'd love to see a poll with that question asked amidst the age brackets. Quote Link to comment
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