Majority of Americans Hold ‘Unfavorable’ View of Critical Race Theory: Poll
58 percent of Americans against Marxist ideology
58 percent of Americans have an “unfavorable” view of Critical Race Theory (CRT), according to a section of a YouGov poll sponsored by The Economist.
Just 38 percent of Americans view CRT favorably, the survey found.
CRT embraces Marxist ideology with the concept that all social and cultural issues should be viewed through the lens of race.
Participants were asked if they have “a good idea of what CRT is.”
54 percent responded “yes."
23 percent said “no."
23 percent said, “not sure.”
Asked they thought CRT was favorable, respondents said:
25 percent said “very favorable"
13 percent said “somewhat favorable"
5 percent said “somewhat unfavorable"
53 percent said “very unfavorable"
4 percent said “don’t know"
President of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology (CSPI), Richard Hanania, tweeted the results of the survey’s section.
Americans reject critical race theory, 38% favorable, 58% unfavorable— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) June 16, 2021
Favorable by demographic
White men, no college: 27%
White men, college: 34%
White women, no college: 23%
White women, college: 44%
Ind: 20% https://t.co/pzK8ARdcdI pic.twitter.com/3jRSeoGi3z
Favorability of CRT by demographic groups found:
White men, no college degree: 24 percent
White men, college degree: 34 percent
White women, no college degree: 23 percent
White women, college degree: 44 percent
Black: 68 percent
Hispanic: 42 percent
Republicans: 6 percent
Democrats: 86 percent
Independents: 20 percent
37 percent said teaching CRT is “good for America,” while 55 percent said “bad for America."
This is all only among the 65% who've heard of Critical Race Theory. Liberals keep saying it's because people don't know much about it. If that's true, they should want this to be widely discussed so people understand all the brilliant ideas coming out of academia. pic.twitter.com/fqkU8KlzJB— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) June 16, 2021
Eight percent said, “neither good nor bad.”
Out of the survey's 500 participants, 1,305 were registered voters conducted in June 2021.
YouGov’s opt-in Internet panel selected the respondents using sample matching.
A random sample was also selected from the 2018 American Community Study.
The sample was based on age, race, education, and gender, including 2016 and 2020 presidential votes or non-votes.
The margin of error was plus or minus three percent.