Poll Data on Affirmative Action

The Washington Times reports on recent poll data on affirmative action:
“The base of support for affirmative action in this country is hard to measure, because even a small change in the emphasis of a poll question can bring dramatically different results.
“When people were asked in the AP poll if they thought programs should be continued that give ‘advantages and preferences’ to blacks, Hispanics and other minorities in hiring, promotions and college admissions, 53 percent said yes. Another 35 percent said those programs should be abolished.
“When people were asked recently in another poll if race should be used as a factor in college admissions, people were opposed by a 2-1 margin.”


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