May 26, 2021: Ninety-three percent (93%) of voters nationwide recognize that racism has played a major role in America's history. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that total includes:
● 49% who say America is a racist nation,
● 22% who say they believe there is still too much racial discrimination, but we’re making a lot of progress, and
● 22% who believe racial discrimination used to be a big issue, but it’s pretty much faded away.
The survey also found that 20% say they believe we should recognize that America was founded on racism and start over with something new. Three times as many (63%) see racism as an issue but aren’t ready to remake our political system. That includes 44% who say they believe racism is a declining part of our history, and 19% who say they believe America is racist, but the best path forward is helping the nation live up to its founding ideals.
Ten percent (10%) say they believe America is a racist nation but aren’t sure what to do about it. Eight percent (8%) say they believe America never had a significant amount of racial discrimination.
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1. ScottRasmussen.com, "93% recognize racism as big part of American history; 20% want to scrap the founding ideals and start over," May 22, 2021
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