Among voters nationwide
Here are some things that have been proposed to combat negative effects of racism in America. Which of these would you favor or oppose?
Payments to black Americans who are descendants of slaves
Not sure: 19%
RON’S COMMENT: Only a quarter of the electorate supports reparations for slavery….42% of Democrats, 19% of independents, 9% of Republicans, 16% of whites and 55% of blacks favor reparations…. 32% of Democrats, 54% of independents, 82% of Republicans, 63% of whites and 27% of blacks oppose reparations.
Diversity initiatives to train and hire more black Americans
Not sure: 21%
RON’S COMMENT: 77% of Democrats, 45% of independents, 32% of Republicans, 47% of whites and 76% of blacks favor diversity initiatives…. 9% of Democrats, 25% of independents, 40% of Republicans, 28% of whites and 5% of blacks oppose diversity initiatives.
Formal government apology for slavery that once existed in this country
Not sure: 15%
RON’S COMMENT: Voters are nearly split down the middle on a formal apology…. 63% of Democrats, 40% of independents, 13% of Republicans, 33% of whites and 65% of blacks favor a formal apology…. 20% of Democrats, 35% of independents, 73% of Republicans, 49% of whites and 16% of blacks oppose a formal apology.