Poll: Most Americans Do Not Support Banning Books

A new study reveals details on the controversial issue.

Despite books dealing with race being banned across the country, most Americans do not support book bans.

According  to a new poll by CBS,  85% of Americans  don't think books should be banned from schools if they contain political ideas they disagree with. Additionally, 87% do not support banning books for discussions about race or slavery. Also, 83% don’t think books should be banned for criticizing U.S. history.

Seven-one percent of Americans believe that racism has been a major problem in the history of this country and 58% of Americans said racism in America is a major problem today.

The poll was conducted in med-February in partnership with YouGov.

RELATED: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Law Banning Critical Race Theory

The banning of books has been happening all over the country, as a reaction to critical race theory, which is not being taught to children.

Critical race theory is a legal theory by former Harvard Law professor Derrick Bell, who died in 2011. CRT is a graduate-level course that examines the ways in which race – sometimes unfairly or even unintentionally – intersects with U.S. institutions, according to The New York Times.

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