Poll: Majority of white Americans say discrimination exists against them

Poll: Majority of white Americans say discrimination exists against them
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A majority of white Americans in a recent survey said that whites face discrimination in the U.S. today.

The poll — released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health — found 55 percent of white Americans "perceive discrimination against them because they are white."

Fewer white Americans said they have faced discrimination themselves.

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Nineteen percent of white Americans polled said they have faced discrimination applying for jobs, 13 percent said they have faced discrimination from being paid equally or considered for promotions and 11 percent said they have faced discrimination applying to or while at college.

A much larger majority of white Americans, 84 percent, said there is discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S.

The poll was conducted among 3,453 adults from Jan. 26 to April 9. The poll included 902 white Americans. The margin of error is 4.7 percentage points.