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COVID States Project: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey, Report #73: American Attitudes Toward Critical Race Theory   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Document: "In a few short years, the scholarly approach known as Critical Race Theory (CRT) went from a relatively obscure academic framework to the new front in the American culture wars. CRT has made its way to the front pages of newspapers, cable news show's primetime specials, Presidential executive orders, and a slate of laws and regulations dictating how history can be taught in public schools. Critical Race Theory is an academic movement of scholars who investigate and seek to change the existing power dynamic between race and racism in society. [...] To evaluate the public's attitudes toward Critical Race Theory (CRT), our latest survey (conducted between November 3rd and December 2nd, 2021) asked a series of questions about attitudes towards CRT including concern with how history is currently taught in public schools, familiarity with CRT, support for teaching CRT versus support for teaching the legacy of racism, and how well the public thinks CRT describes American society. In this report, we describe these attitudes to better understand what the public thinks about CRT and whether the legacy of racism should be taught in schools."

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The COVID States Project Report No. 73
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2021-12-21
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Northeastern University; Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Northwestern University. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]
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The COVID States Project: https://covidstates.org/
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