Categories: Foreign

61% of U.S. citizens feel racial tensions grew 1 year after Charlottesville rally – Poll

A poll conducted by CBS News showed that 61 per cent of U.S.
citizens believe that racial tensions in the country have strengthened over the past year,
since the far-right nationalists’ rally in the city of Charlottesville.

Only 10 per cent of people noted a drop in racial tensions, while 29 per cent saw no difference, a
CBS News poll, conducted by YouGov, showed.

The findings revealed that the share of those reporting the rise in racial tensions increased to 78 per cent
among black Americans and dropped to 56 per cent among white U.S. citizens.

As many as 58 per cent of people did not approve President Donald Trump’s approach to racial issues,
with respondents having been sharply split over the issue by race and political affiliation.

It is noteworthy that the level of dissatisfaction rose to 82 and 73 per cent among black U.S. citizens
and Hispanics, respectively.

White people, however, also tended to disapprove the president’s handling of the issue, with 51 per cent
of the group expressing their dissatisfaction.

A whopping 83 per cent of Republicans predictably approved of the president’s approach, while 90 per cent
of Democrats thought otherwise.

The poll was conducted among 2,238 U.S. adults from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, with the approximate margin of
error estimated at 2.5 per cent.

On Aug. 11, 2017, torch-wielding white supremacists held a rally near the University of Virginia which
resulted in a brawl with a group of counter-protesters.

On Aug. 12, 2017, a major Unite the Right rally gathered thousands of far-right nationalists in downtown
Charlottesville, protesting against the authorities’ plans to remove a monument to Confederate
Gen. Robert E. Lee from a local square.

The rally led to violence between the demonstrators and counter-protesters, culminating in a car ramming attack,
which left one person dead and dozens injured.

61% of U.S. citizens feel racial tensions grew 1 year after Charlottesville rally – Poll was last modified: August 13th, 2018 by Anthony Udoh
Anthony Udoh

Published by
Anthony Udoh
Tags: racial tensionsusa

Recent Posts

NDE begins training of 1,150 youths on vocational skills in Jigawa

No fewer than 1,150 youths, including 700 women in Jigawa have commenced a three-month training on various vocational skills, organised…

4 hours ago

Abia: Ikpeazu seeks collaboration with police against street cultism

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has solicited for the support of the Nigerian Police Force in curbing street cultism in the…

4 hours ago

2019: NPM governorship candidate pledges to revive education in Oyo State

The New Progressive Movement (NPM) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Edward Ladoye, has pledged to revive the falling standard of…

4 hours ago

NSCDC urges schools to verify status of private security agencies before engagement

Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu, Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), on Tuesday, urged management of educational institutions to verify the…

4 hours ago

735,705 PVCs still uncollected in Oyo–INEC

Mr Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in Oyo State, says 735, 705 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) remain uncollected in…

4 hours ago

Niger spends N1.8bn on tertiary institutions in 3 years — Commissioner

The Niger Government says it has expended N1.8 billion on state-owned tertiary institutions in the past three years. The Commissioner…

5 hours ago