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Survey: Young voters, Black voters far more likely to believe that ‘Catholics should be barred from serving on the high court’

A new survey of voters by Rasmussen shows that bigotry is alive and well in America. But it’s not the bigotry Savanah Guthrie wants you to know about.

Guthrie came off as monotonous when asking President Donald Trump to denounce white supremacy during Thursday night’s town hall — again.

“Are you listening? I denounce white supremacy. What’s your next question?” Trump said at the town hall, responding again to a question he has answered always and often, even if the press doesn’t want to hear what he has to say.

That’s because views supporting white supremacy really aren’t mainstream, no matter what your skin color is.  

Other bigoted views, however, seem to be gaining traction.

A survey by ABC News after the Charlottesville violence showed that only 9 percent of Americans think that it’s acceptable to hold views compatible with white supremacy. The vast majority – 83 percent of Americans– think that holding white supremacists views is wholly unacceptable—which it is.

While no doubt, any number over zero shouldn’t be celebrated, the number holding white supremacist views is much smaller than the number of Americans who think Catholics shouldn’t be allowed to participate in public life, according to new survey data by Rasmussen Reports.   

Rasmussen says that just 77 percent of people disagree with the proposition that a Catholic should be prevented from serving on the Supreme Court because of the Catholic Church’s official opposition to abortion.

So, nearly one-in-four, or 23 percent, of Americans think that it’s OK to deny Catholics the right to serve on the United States Supreme Court.

Unfortunately, the number is all too believable given the hostility that leftists promote regarding Christianity.  

The trend is even worse with young adults and with Black voters.

“Voters under 40 (26%) are far more likely than their elders (8%) to think Catholics should be barred from serving on the high court,” says Rasmussen.

Black voters favor prohibiting Catholics from the Court more than white voters or other minority voters do.

The result is further polarization of the electorate.   

“Voters aren’t convinced that [Amy Coney] Barrett should sit on the Supreme Court, but a sizable majority expects her to be confirmed by the Senate,” added the polling firm.

Americans face a sizable psychological hernia because the vast majority of Americans think their religious faith is an important part of how they make decisions yet still routinely discriminate against Catholics.

“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of American Adults regard their religious faith as important in their daily lives, with 44% who describe it as Very Important,” says Rasmussen.

But just don’t let them call you Catholic — because that type of discrimination is treated as legitimate today.  

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