Poll: Majority Have Unfavorable View of Critical Race Theory

Poll: Majority Have Unfavorable View of Critical Race Theory

May 23, 2022

Unsurprisingly, most Americans have an unfavorable view of the racist ideology promoted in Critical Race Theory (CRT), according to a survey from The Economist/YouGov.

The survey, taken May 15-17 among 1,500 U.S. adults, found that 52 percent of respondents have an “unfavorable” opinion of CRT. Of those, 45 percent hold a “very unfavorable” opinion. Another 45 percent, disturbingly, have a favorable opinion, but of those, only 27 percent have a “very favorable” opinion. That includes 81 percent of Democrats (shocker), but the vast majority of Republicans and independents — 88 percent and 65 percent, respectively — view CRT unfavorably.

A plurality, 41 percent, said they are not sure if CRT is being taught in schools in their community. An even greater plurality, 44 percent, said CRT should not be taught in schools in their communities. Just over a quarter, 26 percent, said it should be taught, and 30 percent said they are unsure.

CRT is a neo-Marxist indoctrination designed to divide Americans by instilling a racial consciousness among students and aggravating racial guilt and resentment.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) also took action against CRT in his state last month, signing legislation that rejects the teaching of “pernicious ideologies like Critical Race Theory” in K-12 schools. “We are not going to tell some kindergartner that they’re an oppressor based on their race. We are not going — we’re going to make sure a person’s moral character or status as either privileged or oppressed isn’t necessarily determined by his or her race, color, national origin, or sex. That is not allowed. That is wrong, and we are not going to teach that.”

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