Monday, June 29, 2015
Public Gives Emphatic NO To Flying Confederate Flag
The state of South Carolina (and some other Southern States) displays the Confederate flag on state property -- and after the tragic murders in Charleston, this has once again become an issue across the country. Some still try to claim that flag is a symbol of Southern heritage -- neglecting the fact that the heritage represented is one of white supremacy, slavery, and hate.
So what does the country as a whole think about that flag being flown on government property? The YouGov Poll surveyed Americans to find out. Their survey was done between June 23rd and 25th of 1,000 randomly chosen national adults, and the survey has a margin of error of 4.7 points.
It turns out that the public is overwhelmingly against flying that flag on any government property. Only 20% think it should be permissible, while 65% say it should not happen. And that opinion holds across gender, race, political, and regional lines -- and that includes 53% of Republicans and 64% of Southerners.
It's time to take those flags down.