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Poll: Majority Say American Society Is Racist

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A protester wearing a "Black Lives Matter" patch observes the march continue through Center City on June 1, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 21 July 2020 07:48 AM

More than half of registered voters said American society is racist in a new poll.

Key results in a Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey:

  • 56% said American society is racist.
  • 82% of Democrats, 30% of Republicans, 78% of Blacks, 66% of women, 65% of people aged 18-34, and 51% of whites said American society is racist.
  • 59% said Blacks are discriminated against and 52% said the same about Hispanics. 15% said whites are discriminated against.
  • 76% of Blacks and 42% of whites have a positive view of the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • 57% support the protests related to the killing of George Floyd.
  • 52% said it's appropriate for athletes to kneel during the national anthem, up from 43% two years ago.
  • 51% said Confederate statues should be removed, up from 35% two years ago.

The poll was conducted from July 9-12 among 900 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.27 percentage points.

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