Poll: 62% of Americans favor keeping Confederate statues

Poll: 62% of Americans favor keeping Confederate statues
Image: WNCN video screen grab)

[Ed. – No surprise.  Most Americans don’t have any desire to erase our history.]

A new Marist poll finds that 62% of Americans believe statues of Confederate leaders should be allowed to stand. What’s more, a majority of self-identified “Soft Democrats” say Confederate monuments should remain.

The survey of 1,125 adults (at least 18 years of age), conducted  August 14-15, 2017 and sponsored in collaboration with NPR and PBS NewsHour, asked:

“Do you think statues honoring leaders of the Confederacy should?”

Results for “Independent” respondents mirrored that of all respondents, while Democrats favored removing the statues and Republicans were strongly in favor of preserving them…

Continue reading →

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.