I see an awful lot of polls in my inbox. There is an entire subsection of the financial public relations industry that specialises in spamming frivolous “research” in an attempt to get mentions for the clients who pay their fees. Nevertheless, I do find the occasional diamond in the rough – a poll that proves interesting and worthwhile. One of those came last week courtesy of YouGov.
Some 40 per cent agreed that “it is a very racist society” while another 40 per cent thought that “it is a fairly racist society”. By contrast, just 6 per cent agreed that “it isn’t a very racist society” while a mere 2 per cent plumped for “it isn’t a racist society at all” (the remainder was made up of “don’t knows”).
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