Survey: Nearly Half of White, Working Class Americans Say They ‘Feel Like a Stranger in Their Own Country’

A poll released the Public Religion Research Institute and the Atlantic on Tuesday examining sentiments held by white, working class adults found that almost half surveyed felt that they had become “strangers” in their own country.

Overall, 51 percent of Americans think American culture has not changed for the worse since the 1950s, while 48 percent believe it has. Among the white, working class, 65 percent think it has changed for the worse, while 34 think it has gotten better. “Family values in general have gone to complete shit since the 1950s, [is] the best way to put it,” one female respondent said.

I suspect a similar result would hold true for Canada, certainly in it’s urban centres which are undergoing ghettoization.

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  • Alain

    I think the result if getting honest answers instead of being afraid of PC totalitarianism that it would be worse in Canada with the exception of some very rural areas.

  • disqusW6sf

    Working class included those w/out a college degree or w/out a salaried position. I know at least 3 men in Canada with degrees who are either working cheque to cheque (non salaried) or have been unemployed for quite awhile. Reminds me of Orwell ‘ s “Down and out in Paris & London.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is what marginalization and displacement looks and feels like.
    It’s a feature, not a bug!

  • J. C.

    In all honesty, I want Canada to splinter. I’ve never identified with what’s been traditionally touted as ‘Canadian’, but I never thought too much about it as long as the ‘Mainland’ left me alone. But I see just how bad things have deteriorated thus far in a mere 18 months under Trudeau, and with the policies he plans to pursue before 2019 (like the federal carbon tax, UN anti-gun legislation, and endless cash giveaways) things are going to get a HELL of a lot worse.

    I’m just a guy from a small town who prefers a quiet and slower paced lifestyle. If you prefer city living, good for you, but I hate it… I’m content with barely being middle class as long as I’m FREE. But the freedom I’ve enjoyed all my life is rapidly being whittled away by Socialist thugs from a place I’ve never been (nor give a f*ck about), for the sole purpose of robbing me of what little I have in order to continue funding their lavish lifestyles… Well, F*CK THEM!!!

    Trudeau has to go. And the only way I can see it happening without violence is for the provinces to pull away from Ottawa, rendering the federal government impotent (no more Canada = no more Trudeau). However, if the sheeple choose to ride things out, we will see economic collapse, total loss of personal freedom, and rampant terror attacks by our ‘new Canadian bretheren’.

    This is the ‘end game’. I hope we can win it peacefully (even if it means the breaking up of the country), but I’m not holding my breath… Trudeau’s backers seem to be moving ahead at ramming speed. I always hoped to die like my grandfather… In my sleep as a content old man. But if my choices are 1) government imposed poverty while being being terrorized by homicidal Muslims or 2) being shredded by a torrent of bullets during an anti-government raid, then I’m going with #2.

    No freedom = no life.

    • Linda1000

      Agree with much of what you said even though I’ve spent most of my life in cities. I really want some part of Western Canada to break away from Ontario eastwards. I don’t think we have much in common with Eastern Canada anymore and for years confederation has not been in our best interests. I’m tired of federal elections where my vote doesn’t count and living under the dictatorships of Ontario and Quebec.

      • k1962

        We are beginning to not have much in common with each other inside of B.C. as well.

    • Alain

      I completely relate to what you say about freedom, as I have undergone an almost total loss of the freedom I knew in my childhood, or rather what everyone enjoyed at the time. I also would go nuts if I had to live in an urban centre, but to each his own.

      One problem has been and still is that even at the provincial level we have pretty much the same type of corrupt, inept and greedy politicians selling us out. A very important example is that all the premiers (Quebec being the only exception for certain things) have willingly allowed the federal government to trespass into areas which are clearly provincial according to the division of power in the constitution. Simply refusing to allow this and putting a stop to it would in itself restore local autonomy. We even have municipalities gravelling for more federal money, which again is not the mandate of the federal government. Unless we get honest and committed politicians at the provincial and even municipal levels, I cannot see any with a sincere desire to break away. Again Quebec is an exception, but time has shown even they are not really serious and it is more routine blackmail.

      • J. C.

        Agreed. The provincial governments are useless and need to be thrown out as well…

  • LairdKintyre

    I can imagine little Trudeau reading this article. His response would be righteous indignation. I can hear him his beta male rage on full simmer, listing “”thass disthgusting”” at us Deplorables. Then launching into a shrill harangue at how we need more mulikulturalism shoved down our throats because we aren’t accepting enough. Telling us we are giving into fear of the Other, when any reasonable person would call it using common sense.

  • bargogx1

    Just the way the Left likes it.

  • vwVwwVwv
    • k1962

      Doesn’t she know that she has to plug it in to cut the weeds?

      • vwVwwVwv

        don’t tell her, who knows where she will plug it and what part of this
        satanic machine she will plug….

        • k1962

          Yeah and WHO she may attempt to mow down with it….run over her daughter who spoke with a boy…

          • vwVwwVwv

            or abuse as a FGM machine

  • Justin St.Denis

    I have come to hate Justin Trudeau very deeply and very strongly. I hate people who make me hate them. Maybe he’ll bite it in an air travel mishap. We can always hope….

  • Starlord

    So I saw this Chinese guy on twitter say: his professor said the rest of Ontario isn’t as diverse as Toronto when he said was travelling outside the GTA. The dude said my prof was right… mmm diverse like China you fucking asshole. You and the left expect us to bend over and accept shitty cultures as you hold up your nose and tell whites we aren’t diverse enough… go the fuck back home.

    Rant off 🙂

  • k1962

    Hmmm. I just experienced that feeling yesterday at Richmond Centre Mall. It wasn’t only the Asians and the ever-increasing number of Muslims (wtf is our government thinking?) that gave me this feeling, but also the number white people who weren’t even speaking English. A stranger in my own country :(((

    • Clausewitz

      I live in Mississauga, I feel your pain.

      • k1962

        From what I have heard, I think you have it worse off, but I can tell that we are catching up to you!