Americans overwhelmingly support equal treatment regardless of race when it comes to access to education, jobs, healthcare and government services. The finding stands in stark contrast to recent policies prioritizing non-whites for COVID-19 treatment.
A recent American Majority Project poll conducted by Insider Advantage reveals that Americans overwhelmingly support equal treatment regardless of race when it comes to access to education, jobs, healthcare and government services. Just 6% support preferential treatment for blacks and other non-White persons of color.
The majority in favor of race neutrality is strong among all demographics, including 72% of African Americans and 89% of Hispanics/Latinos. It also includes 87% of Democrats, 89% of Independents and 97% of Republicans.
The finding is striking in the context of recent calls by medical leaders to impose racial preferences in medical care, arguing that colorblind practices end up hurting African Americans and people of color. Earlier this month, the state of New York announced COVID-19 treatment policies that include race as a factor in determining priority access to antivirals and monoclonal antibodies.
January 24, 2022
850 Likely Voters, National Survey
What is your opinion with regard to a person’s race in America?
A) I believe that all Americans should be treated equally regardless of their race with regard to access to education, jobs, healthcare, and government services: 91%
B) I believe that African-Americans and other non-White persons of color should be given preferential treatment with regard to the access to education, jobs, healthcare, and government services: 6%
C) No Opinion/Undecided: 3%