Americans vastly overestimate the size of all minority groups, representing an over-scaling problem for which there should be some accounting. The poll’s findings are alarming. Among the questions:
What percentage of the country is black? The average answer was 41 percent. The actual number is 12%. Of course, if you watch television commercials, you would think it’s closer to 90 percent.
ü What percentage of marriages are mixed race? Average answer: 50 percent. The actual number is 1%. If you watch television commercials, you would think it is more like 99 percent.
ü What percentage is “Latinx”? Average answer: 39 percent. The actual number is 16%. Also, most Latinos hate the term “Latinx.”
ü How many families make over $500,000 a year? Average answer: 26 percent. The actual number is just 1%. We somehow think a quarter of the country is rich.
ü What percentage of Americans are vegetarians? Average answer: 30 percent. The actual number is a paltry 5%.
ü What percent of Americans live in New York City? Average answer: an astounding 30 percent. The actual number is just 3%.
ü What percentage of Americans are transgender? The answer given was 22 percent. The actual number is less than 1%.
ü What percentage of your fellow citizens are gay? The answer given was 30 percent. The actual number is just 3%.
So, why do people have such bogus and inaccurate estimates?
It’s the Media
The media and advertisers run race, gender, and wealth stories constantly. They aren’t just biased. They misrepresent the truth and have gone fully woke. There is next to nothing about the average Tom, Dick, Harry, Sue, or Karen. Nothing about the so-called “boobs” in flyover country or the exurbs. Nothing about everyday lives lived by the majority of real people.
Americans are being constantly brainwashed by the nation’s corporate left-wing media. It is misinformation and propaganda galore. Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, would be proud if he had half the success.