A month, or so, ago this YouGov study was trending on FB and attracting some controversy.
The most derided ethnic group in Britain: young white men
YouGov data from 48 separate surveys reveals that young white men are seen as the worst ethnic, gender or age group on five negative traits – and the second worst on five positive traits
The lousy reputation of young white men is one of the most striking things to emerge from our surveys. When we look at individual characteristics, white men in their 20s have the worst reputation, out of all 48 groups, for drunkenness, sleeping around, hard work and politeness. They also have the joint worst score, with young black Caribbean men, for a belief that they are prone to drug-taking.
From my understanding, the surveys asked a number of UK participants to rate an array of different human traits (young-old, black-white-asian-etc, man-woman, etc) by answering a series of questions about their likelihood to steal, drink, be polite, etc. The YouGov study claims to have found that young white men are the most derided (i.e. rated high for negative attributes).
Is this surprising result corroborated or undermined by other independent studies?