Once in a while, the media decides to find out what the “real” America thinks about some major issue that is consuming the national media.
I can immediately predict what they will do. They will send a reporter out to somewhere in the mid-west, say Ohio or Iowa or Nebraska, and that reporter will go to a small town or rural area, and interview some people there. And typically, the person interviewed will be white, middle-aged, middle-class, religious and church-going, and having a conventional occupation (teacher, home-maker, small businessperson).
These are supposed to be the “real” Americans, who represent the true values of the country.