According to a survey conducted by The Economist/YouGov, most Americans have an unfavorable view of Critical Race Theory (CRT).
According to a recent poll conducted among 1,500 U.S. adults on May 15-17 this year, respondents were asked whether they have a favorable or unfavorable view of CRT.
When asked about their impression of the Marxist idea, 52% of respondents said they had an “unfavorable” view. 45% of those people have a “very unfavorable” opinion. Another 45% have a favorable view of the revolutionary mindset, with 27% having an “extremely” favorable perspective. That’s 81 percent of Democrats, but the overwhelming majority of Republicans and independents (88 and 65 percent, respectively) have an unfavorable viewpoint toward CRT.
The majority, 41 percent, said they were not sure if CRT was being taught in schools in their neighborhood. A much larger proportion, 44 percent, felt that CRT should not be taught in schools in their communities. Just under a quarter of respondents, 26%, thought it should be taught, while 30% were undecided.
The CRT issue was thrust into the limelight last year during the Virginia gubernatorial election, in which Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) prevailed. He quickly signed an executive order to get rid of CRT in schools after taking office.
In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) also took action against CRT last month, signing a bill that “provides real protections for both kids and parents to ensure that the education they’re receiving in Florida is consistent with the state’s standards,” he continued:
“Those criteria do not allow “pernicious ideas like Critical Race Theory to be taught in our K-12 schools,” the governor stated, assuring that tax dollars would not be used to educate youngsters to despise the United States.
“Every student matters, DeSantis stated. The state is not interested in classifying people based on race,” he emphasized.
“We’re not going to tell a kindergartener that they’re an oppressor because of their race,” he added. “We are also not going to teach kids that they are oppressed based on their race.”
“We are not going — we’re going to make sure that a person’s moral character or standing as either privileged or disadvantaged isn’t always determined by his or her race, color, national origin, or sex. That is not allowed. It is wrong, and we will not teach it,” the governor declared at the time.