Poll: Most Americans familiar with critical race theory aren’t fans

Poll: Most Americans familiar with critical race theory aren’t fans
Derrick Bell, a mentor of Barack Obama, is one of the founders of critical race theory. (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – New York Times readers are the exception.]

A poll from earlier this year indicates that a majority of Americans who believe they know what critical race theory is have an unfavorable view of it.

58% of Americans who claim they have a good understanding of what critical race theory (CRT) have an unfavorable opinion of it, according to the YouGov/The Economist poll taken in late January. Only 38% of Americans who said they know what CRT means are fans of the ideology.

Recently, parents across the country have been pushing back against attempts to insert CRT into school curriculums. A majority of the public outcry against critical race theory gained steam after this poll was taken, indicating that negative views of CRT are being mobilized into political action in more and more areas.

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Critical race theory asserts that the United States is a fundamentally racist country and teaches adherents to view all interactions through a racial lens.

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