Sunday, July 05, 2015

Poll Says That Americans See Confederate Flag As Symbol Of Pride, Not Racism

A majority of Americans see the Confederate flag as a symbol of Southern pride, not as a symbol of racism.

However, there is a clear racial divide on how the rebel flag is perceived and what should be done about it and other references to the Confederacy.

According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 57 percent of all sampled adults say the Confederate flag is a symbol of Southern pride. Thirty-three percent called it more a symbol of racism and five percent said it is both equally. Nearly three-fourths (72 percent) of blacks view the Confederate flag as more of a symbol of racism, while two-thirds (66 percent) of whites view it as a symbol of pride.

Public opinion about the flag now is about where it was 15 years ago. In May 2009, 59 percent of Americans viewed the Confederate flag as symbol of Southern pride. Sixty-nine percent said the same in December 1992 — both according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.



Anonymous said...

The Confederate flag stands for pride in a way of life that was made possible by the vicious evil of slavery. Without slavery, the South would probably have been a backwater.

Anonymous said...

As a non-US Citizen, I don't understand why the Confederate flag isn't just seen for what it is in historical terms, regardless of whether some people today think it stands for Southern-state pride or Southern-state racism, or something else.

Anonymous said...

Aloon 1:31......... exhibiting the usual pathetic ignorance of history, as expected.

Anonymous said...

The left seek to rewrite history because the Confederate flag is tied to the Democrat party and they can't allow that to be widely known.

Anonymous said...

I see the rainbow flag of the gay community as a symbol of religious intolerance. Can we now ban that flag too?

Bird of Paradise said...

Louis Farahan GO HOME