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Poll: Nearly 60% of voters oppose slavery reparation payments for black Americans

A solid majority of voters are opposed to extended cash payments to black Americans as reparations for the historical injustices of slavery, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Nearly 60% of the voters express opposition to such a plan, which has been proposed and debated for several decades. Fewer than one-third of all voters support it. 

Just 12% of voters were unsure. 

Just the News Daily Poll

RMG Research


Activists and others have argued over many years that black Americans have been preemptively disadvantaged by the 250-year-long institution of slavery that saw millions of black men, women and children enslaved throughout the country. 

The survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from March 4-6, 2021.

Click here to see this poll’s cross-demographic tabulations.

Click here to see the poll’s methodology and sample demographics.