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The only people who feel Trump respects them are the ones who voted for him

White people, men, and Republicans say Trump respects people like them. Others, not so much.

President Donald Trump walks away from an event honoring the 2017 NCAA Football National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide, at the White House, on April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.  Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Emily Stewart covered business and economics for Vox and wrote the newsletter The Big Squeeze, examining the ways ordinary people are being squeezed under capitalism. Before joining Vox, she worked for TheStreet.

White people, men, and Republicans believe President Donald Trump has respect for people like them. Everybody else, not so much, according to a new poll.

New data from the Pew Research Center released on Wednesday found that 46 percent of Americans believe Trump has a fair or great deal of respect for people like them, while the majority — 52 percent — think he has little or none at all.

But when broken down by items such as race, gender, age, religion, and political beliefs, stark contrasts emerge about who does — and doesn’t — think Trump values them.

The people who think Trump respects “people like them” include white people (55 percent), men (51 percent), and white Protestants and evangelicals.

Men — especially young men between the ages of 18 and 49 — say Trump respects them, compared to just 35 percent of women in the same age range.

Just 31 percent of Hispanics and 18 percent of black people say Trump respects them.

Interestingly, a small majority of men and women over 50 feel Trump doesn’t respect them or has little respect for them. Broadly across all age ranges, more Americans feel Trump doesn’t respect them than do, by a slim margin.

Pew Research Center

Unsurprisingly, there’s a pretty significant partisan split — 82 percent of Republicans say Trump respects people like them, including 86 percent of conservatives and 76 percent of moderates. Among Democrats, just 18 percent think Trump respects people like them, while 79 percent says he does not.

Given Trump’s long history of insulting women and nonwhite people, and his attitude toward Democrats and the media, the results might not be surprising — but they demonstrate the messages that different groups have taken away from his presidency.

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