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Celebration of King's Holiday Divides Along Racial Lines

Saturday, January 13, 2007

As Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Day, 84% have a favorable opinion of the assassinated Civil Rights leader. That figure includes 50% with a very favorable opinion. Sixty-nine percent (69%) believe that race relations are better today than they were in the 1950s and ‘60s, when King was playing his role in history. Just 14% believe race relations are worse today. White Americans believe that things are better today by a 71% to 14% margin. Black Americans agree by a 62% to 15% margin.

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