Poll: More Americans see Christopher Columbus as a villain than a hero

Poll: More Americans see Christopher Columbus as a villain than a hero
Christopher Columbus with an ax in his head

[Ed. – Then the liberal indoctrination is working.]

October 12 marks Columbus Day, but data from YouGov suggests that not everyone has a favorable view of Christopher Columbus.

poll of more than 7,000 US adults finds that Americans narrowly view the European explorer as more of a villain (40%) than a hero (32%). Democrats (57%) and Independents (40%) are more likely than  Republicans (11%) to view Columbus as a villain. Two-thirds (66%) of Republicans say he is more of a hero.

Americans aged 55 and older years old are the only age group that is more likely to see Columbus as a hero (46%) rather than as a villain (28%). Among those who are 54 and younger, more people see Columbus as a villain than not.

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While many view him as one of the bad guys, Americans don’t necessarily believe that statues of Columbus should be removed.

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