Majority of Americans Hold ‘Unfavorable’ View of Critical Race Theory: Poll
An incipient poll reveals 58 percent of Americans have an “unfavorable” view of Critical Race Theory (CRT), while 38 percent verbalize they are in favor of the ideology. The finding was published Wednesday as a component of The Economist/YouGov poll (pdf), conducted between June 13 and 15 via internet among 1,500 adult denizens of the United States, with a plus or minus 3 percent margin of error. The sample was arbitrarily drawn from the 2018 American Community Study, and was weighted predicated on gender, age, race, inculcation, and voter registration status in 2016 and 2020 Presidential elections.
Participants were asked if they had “a good conception of what CRT is.” The results show that 54 percent responded “yes,” 23 percent verbally expressed “no,” and 23 percent verbalized they are “not sure.”
The CRT, which is now the center of a national debate, is rooted in the Marxist theory of class struggle, but with a particular fixate on race. Critical race theorists optically discern racism in every aspect of the American public and private life, and seek to dismantle American institutions, such as the Constitution and licit system, which they deem to be inherently and irredeemably racist.
Those who verbalized they kenned about CRT were then asked whether they have a “favorable or unfavorable” opinion of it. Of these participants, 25 percent verbally expressed they are “very auspicious,” 13 percent “somewhat propitious,” 5 percent “somewhat unpropitious,” 53 percent “very unpropitious,” and 4 percent verbally expressed they “don’t ken.”
The results withal highlight a division along party and ideological lines. An inundating 82 percent of those who voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential Election verbalized they are at least scarcely auspicious of CRT, compared to five percent in Donald Trump voters. Similarly, 82 percent of participants identifying as liberals verbalized they have a propitious opinion of CRT, joined by 42 percent of the mitigates, and a marginal 7 percent of the conservatives.
When it comes to the question of whether edifying CRT is “good or deplorable for America,” 37 percent verbalized they believe edifying CRT is “good for America,” while 55 percent verbally expressed it’s “bad for America,” and 8 percent verbalized it’s “neither good nor deplorable.”
White men who don’t have a college degree were found to be the least auxiliary demographic group, according to the survey, with 25 percent of them verbalizing edifying CRT is good for America, and 70 percent saying it’s lamentable. Meanwhile, ebony participants were the most auxiliary group surveyed, with 75 percent who are in favor of edifying CRT and 18 percent who are not.
The poll comes as federal, state, and local efforts to incorporate elements of CRT into American classrooms face profound push back, eminently from parents, edifiers, and activists who decry far-left indoctrination. States that have proscribed or restricted the edification of CRT in public schools include Arkansas, Idaho, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas, while more than a dozen states are considering or have partially imposed homogeneous restrictions.
Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.
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