Using the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Study, we create a white privilege reality index using responses to a question from the racism module about whether or not white people enjoy inherent advantages in American society. Index values are computed by (2*%strongly agree)+(%somewhat agree)-(%somewhat disagree)-(2*%strongly disagree):
Think the Democrat indices were off the charts way back in 2016? Wait until the next iteration of this survey comes out for the upcoming 2020 presidential election!
The more difficult thing to predict is what has happened to the sentiments of Republican voters. Do they exhibit stiffened opposition to the idea of Original Sin for white people? Or have they done what they historically do, trailing along leftward in the shadow of the progressive trailblazers, revealing the conservatism of today to be the progressivism of yesterday?
CCES variables used: CC16_422d(1-2,4-5), CC16_328