Most Voters Oppose Slavery Reparations, But Expect Democrats Will Approve Payments
A majority of voters are against proposals to have reparation payments for slavery funded by U.S. taxpayers, but think such payments are likely to be enacted now that Joe Biden has been elected President and Democrats control Congress.
Only 28% of Likely U.S. Voters think U.S. taxpayers should pay reparations to black Americans who can prove they are descended from slaves. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% are opposed to slavery reparations. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on January 6-7, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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