• Among all adults, 53 percent think women have fewer opportunities than men in the workplace. But that ranges from 68 percent of Democrats to 38 percent of Republicans, a difference of 30 percentage points. Comparing the most unlike groups, liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans, it's 76 vs. 35 percent.Really, Republicans? You think having a mere handful of non-white (or non-male) Congressional representatives is a good thing? Well, of course they do, because as Straight Christian White Men, they believe their role is to rule. And the rest of us aren't capable or necessary. Our role is to submit.
• Forty-one percent overall think nonwhites have fewer opportunities than whites in society. Fifty-six percent of Democrats say so, as do 62 percent of liberal Democrats (more than the number of nonwhites themselves who say so, 51 percent). Among Republicans that dives to 25 percent.
• Forty-three percent of Americans say it would be a good thing if more women were elected to Congress - but the range here is from six in 10 Democrats and liberals alike to just 26 percent of conservatives and 23 percent of Republicans. Instead two-thirds or more in these latter two groups say it makes no difference to them.
• Just 23 percent overall say it would be a good thing if more nonwhites were elected to Congress; 73 percent instead say it makes no difference to them. Seeing this as a good thing peaks at 50 percent among liberal Democrats (far more, in this case, than the number of nonwhites themselves who say so, 29 percent). Among conservative Republicans, it's 5 percent.
Kevin K points out in the comments that how the question is asked makes a difference. So I looked that up:
If more [ITEM] were elected to the U.S. Congress, do you think that would be a good thing, a bad thing or does it make no difference to you? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat? (ITEM = women, or non-whites)When queried on women, 43% think it would be a good thing, 4% a bad thing, and 53% don't care. For non-whites, 23% think it's a good thing, 3% a bad thing, and 73% don't care.
Of those who think it's a good thing for more women to be elected: 60% of Democrats feel that way, only 23% of Republicans.
Of those who think it's a good thing for more non-whites to be elected: 50% of Democrats feel that way, only 5% of Republicans.
So what this says is that the affirmative response (it would be a good thing if Congress looked more representative) is more a Democratic than a Republican value.
Now, obviously the majority of those who don't think it's a "good thing" actually don't care (one of the options in the question). They don't see a problem with a Congress filled with straight white men, most of whom are millionaires.
But some of them admit that they think it's a bad thing. Check it out: 4% of people polled think it would be a BAD THING if more women were elected to Congress. And I'm going to make a bet (which I cannot check because the primary data aren't provided) that those 4% are not Democrats.