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Survey: Confederate Memorials Still Divide Americans and Religion Is a Big Predictor

posted on September 29, 2022

Yonat Shimron of Religion News Service reports, “When it comes to memorializing the nation’s Civil War legacy, Americans are nearly evenly divided over whether to preserve Confederate symbols, memorials and statues, according to a new Public Religion Research Institute survey.” The survey found, however, that religion was a significant determining factor in people’s attitudes towards the memorials. Shimron writes, “The divisions fall along party, race and religious lines: Republicans and white evangelicals overwhelmingly support preserving memorials to Confederate history, while Black Americans, non-Christians, Jews and unaffiliated Americans see those memorials as a symbol of racism.”

Read at Religion News Service