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ABC/Ipsos Poll: Americans Oppose Reparations, Renaming Bases

ABC/Ipsos Poll: Americans Oppose Reparations, Renaming Bases

As much as President Donald Trump enjoys talking about winning and winners, the Confederate generals he vows will not have their names removed from U.S. military bases were not only on the losing side of rebellion against the United States, some weren't even considered good generals. Or even good men. (Chris Seward, File/AP)

By    |   Friday, 19 June 2020 07:10 AM

The majority of Americans said they oppose changing the name of military bases carrying the names of Confederate leaders, while another majority said they are against reparations for slavery in a new poll.

Key results in the ABC News/Ipsos survey:

  • 56% are against renaming military bases that currently bear the name of Confederate leaders. Party-wise, 71% of Democrats support changing the names, while 13% of Republicans and 40% of independents do.
  • 73% said they oppose the federal government paying black Americans whose ancestors were slaves. 54% of Democrats are in favor of reparations, while 94% of Republicans and 82% of independents are against the practice.
  • 63% said they support a ban on police officers using chokeholds.

The aforementioned issues have boiled over in recent weeks following high-profile killings of African Americans by police officers. Nationwide protests, some of which have turned violent, are calling for changes to American society.

The poll was conducted June 17-18 among 727 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

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The majority of Americans said they oppose changing the name of military bases carrying the names of Confederate leaders, while another majority said they are against reparations for slavery in a new poll.
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