Why the White, Working Class Voted for Trump
May 12, 2017
PRRI and The Atlantic surveyed American voters about their feelings on politics. Researchers specifically focused on white, working-class voters—people without college degrees or salaried jobs. While most post-election analysis cited economic anxiety as the main concern of this group, the results of this survey paint a different picture. It was cultural anxiety that drove white, working-class voters to Trump.
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Authors: Tynesha Foreman, Nicolas Pollock
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