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Poll Finds Nearly Half of White Southerners Feel Under Attack

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By    |   Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 06:30 PM

A new poll by Winthrop University found nearly half of white respondents living in the South agree or strongly agree they feel under attack, The Hill reported Sunday.

The same poll showed that more than 75 percent of black respondents said they felt racial minorities were under attack, although the data did not explain the definition of "under attack."

When it came to protecting and preserving the nation's European heritage, 30 percent of all respondents agreed to its importance, while more than half of those polled disagreed with the concept.

Forty percent of respondents said they thought Confederate statues should remain in place, and nearly 25 percent said plaques should explain their relevance.

When it came to moving statues to a museum, 27 percent agreed that they should be moved. Among black respondents, nearly half said statues should be moved to museums and almost 25 percent felt they should be removed completely.

Southerners overall identified race as the most important issue facing the country.

The survey was conducted through telephone interviews with 830 residents in 11 southern states from Oct. 22 to Nov. 5. The states represented were Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The poll has a margin of error of 3.4 percent.

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