Polling CRT

New data reveals critical race theory's deep unpopularity.

Rasmussen Reports has released a national poll showing that American voters oppose critical race theory by large margins.

According to Rasmussen, 73 percent of American adults have been following the news about critical race theory “somewhat closely” or “very closely.” Even more importantly, Americans believe that critical race theory “will make race relations worse” by a 19-point margin.

There are two other important points in the crosstabs: Latinos and Asians oppose critical race theory by a 2:1 margin (slightly higher than whites); and independents oppose critical race theory nearly 4:1. In other words, the movement against critical race theory is broad, multiracial, and cannot be ignored.

Political leaders have taken notice: critical race theory is antithetical to American principles—and deeply unpopular with the American public.

Christopher F. Rufo is a writer, filmmaker, and senior fellow of Manhattan Institute. He has directed four documentaries for PBS and is currently a contributing editor of City Journal, where he covers critical race theory, homelessness, addiction, crime, and other afflictions.

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