More Popular Issues
See how voters are siding on other popular political issues...
Results from Facebook voters
Last answered 6 hours ago
Distribution of answers submitted by Facebook voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Mar 20, 2012. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
Choose a demographic filter
* Data estimated by matching users to U.S. Census data block groups via the American Community Survey (2007-2011)
4 years ago by huffingtonpost.com
5 years ago by washingtonpost.com
5 years ago by nakedfella.com
5 years ago by businessweek.com
5 years ago by huffingtonpost.com
Data based on unique submissions (duplicates or multiple submissions are eliminated) per user using a 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
Learn more about Affirmative Action
Affirmative action is a policy that encourages the increased representation of members of a minority group. In the U.S. these policies are often enacted by employers and educational institutions in education or employment. See recent affirmative action news
More stances on this issue
No. Affirmative action is no longer needed and hurts those who are qualified but aren't the minority. 5 years ago from a Republican in Washington, DC
GIVING SPECIAL TREATMENT TO MINORITIES IS STILL A FORM OF HIPOCRACY..... I DO BELIEVE THAT THOSE WHO NEED HELP SHOULD BE GIVEN HELP AND TOUGHT TO HELP THEMSELVES AND OTHERS... NOT TO JUST LIVE ON HANDOUTS FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. 5 years ago from a Republican in Indianapolis, IN
As a country that has force fed us the idea that all men are created equal, the favorable treatment of any specific race needs to end. I don't care what your ethnic background is. If you work for it, you will eventually get there. If I don't get... 5 years ago from a Green in Charles Town, WV
No Affirmative programs. All white males who suffered from these programs and discrimination from minorities should be extremely compensated. 5 years ago from a Republican in Sargent, GA
Limited and focussed. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Friendswood, TX
No. Ppl with intelligence hire other ppl based on qualifications, merit, etc. Hiring based on race and/or gov't imposed quotas is unfair to the best candidate if he or she doesn't meet the race/gender requirement. Racism is a dying idea, thank... 5 years ago from a Republican in Lake Worth, FL
We shouldn't favor one ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender. Because in spite of the intentions of nondiscrimination, people become more prejudiced because they favor only one ethnicity or etc. We should all be equal, especially in the work area. 5 years ago from a Republican in Helotes, TX
No. There should be no more minorities except for income levels. The amount of benefits you get should not be because of your skin color & should be equal for all. 5 years ago from a Republican in Stow, OH
Undecided, I know the way minorities have historically have been treated continues to affect people today, but I want everyone to be judged on their own merits. 5 years ago from a Democrat in West Hartford, CT
Yes, and we should offer social programs to address poverty that is a result of treatment of minorities. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Brattleboro, VT
Not Anymore! They have changed their criteria over time and have gotten involved way in over their heads on things that do not pertain to their cause. Especially on Religion and crime. Their stance was about discrimination of sex and color in employment... 5 years ago from a Republican in Garden City, ID
Yes, poverty is the more important issues, economic power grants access to a better life and less crime. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS
Yes, when it comes to education in high poverty areas and in government positions. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Sturgis, MI
So how do you tell who is a minority? I look white but I have native blood. Am I (Other)? People should qualify on thier merits problem is this is not reality so, laws must be passed to hire a certain number of minorities regardless of thier skill set or... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Adelanto, CA
Underserved areas should be allowed to build and develop regardless of the race or identity of the community.
The potential of the individual should be considered before the classification. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Florence, KY
Every one is equal, so the basis of the interview in selecting a member for a job should be based on merit and other requirements. 5 years ago from a Republican in Wichita Falls, TX
No, fair hiring for jobs should lie on the business owner not the government. There should not be programs giving ANYONE special treatment because of the color of their skin. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Clemmons, NC