America is angry about a lot of things, but same-sex marriage is not one of them, this according to a survey by NBC News and Esquire magazine.
The survey, titled “American Rage,” asked 3,000 Americans about what makes them angry and how often they get angry. The biggest disclosures of the survey that might make you say hmm: half of all Americans are angrier now than they were a year ago, white Americans are the angriest race and very few people are angry that same-sex marriage is legal.
According to the survey, only 22 percent of those polled said they are very angry or somewhat angry about a hypothetical headline that reads, “More than 100,000 couples have wed since Supreme Court Ruling.”
People were equally un-angered by Kentucky clerk Kim Davis having to spend time in jail as only 24 percent of those polled supported her refusal to issue same-sex marriage license.
Viewpoints were more skewed when asked if the fictitious headline “Caitlyn Jenner’s wedding of the century!” made them angry. 41 percent answered very angry or somewhat angry.
The people surveyed were also asked if they felt LGBT people have a right to be angry, 41 percent said yes. 45 percent answered that they are angry themselves at the way LGBT people are treated.
The Washington Post called LGBT equality “the social-justice issue that garnered the most agreement” based on the survey’s findings.
The study found that along race lines that 73 percent of whites say they get angry at least once a day, compared with 56 percent of blacks and 66 percent of Hispanics.
Politically, 77 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats are angry on a daily basis and in the angry battle of the sexes, 53 percent of women say they are angry every day compared to just 44 percent of men.