Daily Digit: How many people identify with the “alt-right”?

Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at the number of white Americans who identify with the alt-right. A new study that polled white Americans on how strongly they felt white identity, solidarity, and discrimination shows that roughly 11 million of 198 million white Americans, or 6%, identify with all three. Though that doesn’t necessarily mean such people are involved in radical movements, some are susceptible to racial resentment. The same study also shows that most white Americans oppose white identity politics, but there are still silent supporters.

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