Why 49% of Americans are Angry


#1

Why 49% of Americans are Angry

nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/poll-explores-why-49–of-americans-are-angry-595050051680

Whites and Republicans Rank as Angriest Americans

Nearly half of Americans are angry, and no groups are angrier than whites and Republicans, according to a new NBC News/Survey Monkey/Esquire online poll about outrage in the country.

Overall, 49 percent of Americans said they find themselves feeling angrier now about current events than they were one year ago. Whites are the angriest, with 54 percent saying they have grown more outraged over the past year. That’s more than Latinos (43 percent) and African-Americans (33 percent).

Seventy-three percent of whites said they get angry at least once per day, compared with 66 percent of Hispanics and 56 percent of blacks.

The poll also found Republicans are angrier than Democrats. Sixty-one percent of Republicans say current events irk them more today than a year ago, compared to 42 percent of Democrats.

Republicans rank Congressional dysfunction and consumer fraud as the issues they get angriest about. Democrats rank police shooting unarmed black men as the issue that makes them most mad.

And in what may come as a surprise to some, women slightly edge out men in their outrage, 53 percent to 44 percent. Fifty-eight percent of white women say they are angrier compared to 44 percent of non-white women.

nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/poll-whites-republicans-rank-angriest-americans-n488636


#2

I answered “yes” on the poll, but truthfully my answer is both “yes” and “no.”

As an American when I think about this country and the news, I do get angry. I used to feel like laws meant something; that the constitution meant something; that the government (mostly) worked for the good of the nation.

Not any more, on any of those counts. So in that way, I am more angry.

On the other hand, as a Christian, I’m learning not to dwell on it. That’s “the world” and there is an enemy working hard to destroy man. But I have faith and trust and peace in God; He is in control, and things are working out according to His will. My being angry doesn’t change anything … my surrendering to Him changes everything.


#3

I voted “no” because I’m not angrier. I have been thoroughly disgusted with this administration for seven years now, and it’s difficult for me to imagine being more disgusted.

But it just might be that women are angrier than men. I do know my wife is angry with this administration and its actions and gets more angry over time. I’m not sure why.

Might be because of our children and grandchildren. They’re being looted remorselessly by government, this administration particularly, and my wife’s anger might be that “mama bear” thing.


#4

I voted no. I’m not angry. I just wish the US would get its act together.


#5

A very accurate assessment. Disgust, nausea, revulsion: these are more exact terms that describe the last seven years for myself. The disgust was not immediate, but did manifest and increase as the shenanigans continued to roll in. All earned with interest.


#6

I voted No. It’s reached a point of hopeless for me.


#7

Honestly, not a surprising poll result. Why should anyone be surprised that Republicans are upset when the country is constantly going further down a liberal path?


#8

I’m not a Repub, and have never been one. I spent a good part of my life as a Democrat. It is precisely because the Dem party changed what it is to be “liberal” that I no longer support the party.

Being “liberal” used to mean supporting measures and candidates that were for the benefit of the poor and working people. The Dem party no longer does that, and hasn’t for quite some time. All it’s really about now are abortion and the promotion of homosexuality as “normalcy”.
Well, and support for the wealthy. It stands for that now too.


#9

No, Im not.

Only the Kingdom of God is eternal. America is not. And if anything, St Augustine in “City of God” discusses why no empire or country remains the same.

If the Roman empire, or any other empire, fell, America is some way and some form will, too, most likely.
Heavens, even the British Empire went thru drastic changes in the 20th century. SO did Russia and many other nations.

Not sure why some thing America will remain unchanged and untouched? :shrug:


#10

Does Obama remind of Henry Wallace? (I didn’t say he was Henry Wallace.) But it seems you do not like a foreign policy that is similar to what Henry Wallace would endorse.


#11

Obama does not remind me of Wallace.


#12

x2

I also take solace in that fact and that usually when it becomes darker the lights shine more brightly and I can imagine many saints and doctors of the Church were spurred into action due to the evil that surround them. I see many signs of hope, but I also see signs of despair. I hope and pray for Australia and America, incl. the whole world.

God Bless You

Thank you for reading
Josh


#13

That’s interesting because it’s a very similar story here with the ‘labor’ party who used to be ‘Catholic’. They were about helping the poor etc and now they support many evils that come their way. :frowning:

And about the Democratic party, Obama pushes a socialist agenda and yet instead of caring for the least of America’s people, is one of the biggest advocators for Abortion (Planned Parenthood) which primarily eliminates those in poverty so that one does not need to care for them, others might have left them in poverty, but at least they didn’t push for mothers to kill their own children. :frowning:

I hope this has helped

God Bless You

Thank you for reading
Josh


#14

I voted ‘no’ because a year ago I probably didn’t pay much attention to world events and was ignorant of much of this. And now that I know a little more, there are things I hear which bring hope and make me feel happier while there are also things that upset me. But it’s not an ‘angrier’ or ‘angry’ feeling for the reasons the first poster explained. There are certain things that might anger me, like Obama’s advocating of Abortion and Planned Parenthood, or people claiming Hillary Clinton will be the next US president, who would go down Obama’s track and worse. Or the nonsensical things they sometimes do to combat things like ISIS which makes me think there are impure motives involved, the lies, deception etc.

But overall, I try to put it in God’s hands as it is, hope and pray.

God Bless

Thank you for reading
Josh


#15

I voted yes. I am angrier about abortion and Planned Parenthood after the release of the videos. I am angrier at both the republicans and democrats. I am angrier at the growing racial divide. I am angrier at the immigration problem and more immigrants are pouring in when there is already a shortage of jobs. now Obama is attacking the gun issue once again. I am angrier over the disastrous Middle East policy Obama has.
My only bright spot is that this is his last year. But I am sure he will continue to get under my skin for the next 12 months.


#16

He still has his pen and his phone, so you can rest assured that he will!


#17

I agree with the Vast Majority of Americans. But I wouldn’t say angry, I would define it as “concern” or “dissatisfied”.

breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/29/poll-vast-majorities-americans-angry-dissatisfied-govt-direction-country/

In advance of President Obama’s final year in the White House, there is widespread dissatisfaction with the way the country is and has been governed, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday.


#18

and those darn teleprompters! :smiley:


#19

Thank you, thank you for putting everything on the table that I agree with 100%. If I can add one more please, I am angry at the Republicans that were given a majority in the House and Senate. They may not have the majority required to overrule a Presidential veto but they can force Obama to the wall and make him do that until he is done. Why didn’t they do that against Planned Parenthood which was the choice of moral Americans.? What decent person can speak against their doing that at least. :mad:


#20

you are welcome and I did say I was angry at the republicans if you retead my post, but I didn’t say why. It is for the same reasons you give though.


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