New Poll: White southerners feel they are under attack
A Winthrop University Poll found that nearly half of White Americans living in the South Feel they are under attack. Almost 46 Percent of the white southerners said they agree or strongly agree that white people are under attack in the United States and more than ¾ of the black respondents said they feel racial minorities are under attack.
When asked if America needs to protect the White European heritage, 30 percent of the respondents agreed that the government should protect white heritage. But more than half of the respondents disagreed to the statement.
And interestingly Forty percent of respondents said they believed that Confederate statues should remain as is, while nearly a quarter said a plaque should be added to contextualize the statue.
In the poll, 27% of the respondents said that the statues should be moved to a museum. Fifty percent of the black people who are surveyed said the statues should be moved to the museums but 25 percent said it should be completely removed or destroyed.
Almost all the southerners agreed the fact that racism is the most important issue facing the United States, black respondents were twice as likely it is the most important problem.
Winthrop university Poll released on Nov. 8, was covered in local media when it was first released.
They have conducted phone interviews with 830 residents in 11 Southern states from Oct. 22 to Nov. 5. According to the agency The poll has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points..