Eighty-one percent of voters believe that companies should always make hiring decisions based on merit, not diversity quotas.
WHY IT MATTERS – Some companies have committed to the woke agenda by making hiring decisions with an eye toward fulfilling diversity quotas instead of hiring people best suited for jobs.
THE NUMBERS – A recent RMG Research survey asked Americans for their opinions on two questions concerning LGBT diversity and hiring practices.
When making decisions about hiring new employees or promoting existing ones, should employers always look for the person who is best for a job, or should they also consider sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure a diverse workforce?
- 81 percent – Always look for the person who is best for the job
- 12 percent – Consider sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure a diverse workforce
- 7 percent – Not sure
How important is it to ensure equal treatment for members of the LGBTQ community?
- 40 percent – Very important
- 30 percent – Somewhat important
- 9 percent – Not very important
- 12 percent – Not at all important
- 8 percent – Not sure
THE BOTTOM LINE – Most Americans want a level playing ground for all in the workplace. Seven-in-ten voters deem it important that LGBT people receive equal treatment, though 81 percent do not believe members of the LGBT community should receive preferential treatment for their identity.
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