Skip to Content

Poll shows majority of Americans want confederate statues to stay

A poll showed that the majority of Americans of all races oppose actions to wipe out American history, but it seems the that the Leftist minority does not care.

Published: August 17, 2017, 8:52 am

    Read more

    The new poll from PBS has found the majority of Americans of all races believe statues honoring the leaders of the confederacy should remain and only a small minority believes they should be taken down.

    PBS News reported that “the poll found that 62 percent of Americans believe Confederate statues should remain in place as historical symbols”.

    While “Republicans were twice as likely as Democrats to say they supported keeping statues that honor Confederate leaders” two-thirds of whites and Latinos said these statues should not be removed.

    “African-American respondents were split, with 44 percent saying the statues should remain in place, and another 40 percent saying they need to be removed because some people find them offensive,” according to PBS.

    The poll counters the anti-white hate-driven media narrative that these statues are symbols of “hatred and oppression”. A left-wing mob has already taken down a confederate memorial in Durham, North Carolina, illegally.

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, has called for every confederate memorial in the United States to be torn down.

    Despite not being part of the confederacy, a Chicago pastor called for George Washington’s statue to be removed just as president Trump predicted at a news conference this week.

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe made a similar 180 reversal and is now calling for confederate statues across the state to be removed, insisting they’ve become a “barrier to progress, inclusion and equality in Virginia”.

    Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said confederate statues “are offensive and need to be removed”.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Americas

    International support for Russian isolation dwindles

    New YorkWhile Western politicians are still cultivating the notion of Russia's foreign policy "isolation" after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, a glance at the map shows that not even a quarter of the countries of the world have been following along obediently.

    US oil dynasties fund climate activists

    According to a media report, the heirs to three US oil dynasties finance climate activists and non-governmental organizations that promote climate protest actions. Descendants of oil barons Getty and Rockefeller allegedly feel responsible for preventing "eradication" on Earth. That may not be the real reason however.

    Soros pushes left-wing reforms for US judiciary

    WashingtonIn the run-up to the US midterms elections, the big speculator and "philanthropist" George Soros has found a new field of activity. He now excels at funding American prosecutors who want to "reform" the US justice system. Republican politicians and lawyers are outraged. They blame Soros for the increase in violence in the country.

    US Army to dismiss scores of unvaccinated soldiers

    WashingtonAlmost a quarter of the US army that has not yet received the second vaccine will be facing dismissal. President Joe Biden is ready to purge those in the military who have not received their second jab.

    US Army mired in recruitment crisis

    Washington"Woke" culture and sex change operations in the US military have done it no favours. In fact, in the spirit of Bertolt Brecht: "Imagine it's war and nobody goes there!"

    Biden selling US strategic oil reserves to Chinese company linked to his son

    WashingtonIn the United States, an energy crisis looms with record high fuel prices and inflation at its highest level in 40 years. Yet the Biden family plans to make a huge profit from it.

    Buying farmland: Bill Gates is ‘not welcome’ in North Dakota

    BismarckThe billionaire is considered the largest owner of farmland in the United States. This puts him in a "unique position to harm conventional agriculture," according to a Spanish newspaper. Resistance is therefore growing in North Dakota.

    Former US NATO policy planner urges Ukraine to cut a deal

    WashingtonThere has been a recent rise in voices in the US advising a negotiated settlement to the Ukraine war – positioning themselves against the Kiev government, which is clinging to continued fighting despite mounting casualties.

    Genetics: Scientists wanted friendly hamsters but made them much more aggressive

    AtlantaGeneticists admitted that they had been "really surprised" after a gene-editing experiment with the CRISPR/Cas9 technique went horribly wrong. They had instead turned the hamsters they had been injecting with their potion into hyper-aggressive monsters.

    Runner dies after Brooklyn marathon, 15 others hospitalized

    New YorkA runner died on Saturday morning after completing the Brooklyn Half Marathon, authorities said. The 30-year-old man possibly went into cardiac arrest around 9 am local time and was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Go to archive