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.
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.