Majority of Southerners Believe Discussions of Race are Important but Major Divisions on Key Issues, Survey Finds

The Brief

The most recent annual survey from E Pluribus Unum finds major divides by race on a range of issues and perspectives, including attitudes on Critical Race Theory, COVID-19, the causes of poverty, whether systemic racism exists, voting rights, police reform and more. 

EPU commissioned the 1,800-person survey (600 Black respondents, Latino respondents, and white respondents each) to track attitudes on race, class, and equity, as well as pertinent national issues and policies in the South. Conducted in mid October 2021, this is the fifth in a deep-dive series of surveys by EPU focused on the American South, the first of which was released in 2019.

Key Findings – Survey of the South: Oct 2021