Survey says: Americans oppose Critical Race Theory

A recent national poll by Rasmussen Reports shows that American voters oppose Critical Race Theory by large margins.

According to the survey, 73 percent of American adults are following the news on CRT “somewhat closely” or “very closely,” shared the Manhattan Institute’s Senior Fellow Christopher Rufo.

By a margin of 43 percent to 24 percent, voters fear that teaching CRT will worsen race relations.

Rufo also reported on two other noteworthy takeaways from the poll: Latinos and Asians oppose Critical Race Theory by a 2-to-1 margin (slightly higher than whites); Independents oppose Critical Race Theory nearly 4 to 1. “In other words, the movement against Critical Race Theory is broad, multiracial, and cannot be ignored,” concludes Rufo.

In a separate survey, Rasmussen Reports found that 78 percent of American voters still think it is important that kids learn traditional values of Western civilization in schools, including 52 percent who say it’s “very important.” According to Rasmussen, “this is virtually unchanged from four years ago and in line with surveys dating back to 2013.”

“Teaching Western values in schools is considered at least somewhat important by 78% of whites, 74% of black voters and 77% of other minorities. Black and other minority voters are more likely than whites to think most schools don’t do a good job of teaching traditional values,” said Rasmussen.

Tell Gov. Walz’s Department of Education to keep Critical Race Theory’s framework and tenets out of Minnesota’s K-12 Social Studies Standards. Students deserve to learn history in full context — not from subjective narratives that view life through an oppression lens.