Poll: More Than Two-Thirds of American Voters Say Critical Race Theory is Further Dividing Young People


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Poll: More Than Two-Thirds of American Voters Say Critical Race Theory is Further Dividing Young People

Majority Also Say Public Education Should Focus More on Basics Rather Than Cultural Curriculum Like CRT and Transgenderism

(Manitou Springs, CO—January 18, 2023) Summit.org, in partnership with McLaughlin and Associates—one of America’s most respected polling survey firms—is releasing the results of a recent national survey. Results were from a survey of 1,000 likely general election voters nationwide and was conducted December 9th through December 14th, 2022.

“This eye-opening poll shows that Americans are realizing the truth about Critical Race Theory curriculum–it is designed to create division and stoke racial tensions, ” said Pastor John Amanchukwu, Sr., faculty member at Summit Ministries. “Furthermore, Americans are saying they are done with the hyper-agendized curriculum like CRT, and transgender studies–which only divide our students from each other, their parents, and even reality. As we see in this poll, and at school boards across the country, everyday Americans are demanding a national recommitment to reading, writing, arithmetic, science, and history. It’s time that education, not indoctrination, returns as the focus of every classroom in our nation.”

All interviews were conducted online; survey invitations were distributed randomly within predetermined geographic units. These units were structured to correlate with actual voter turnout in the general election. This poll of 1,000 general election voters has an accuracy of +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence interval.

The complete link to the data can be found here

KEY INSIGHT: Over Two-Thirds of Voters With an Opinion on the Issue Believe Critical Race Theory Curriculum in Schools is Further Dividing American Youth:

  • 69 percent of voters with an opinion on the issue believe that Critical Race Theory curriculum that teaches that white culture is inherently evil further divides ethnic groups and races amongst American youth.
  • 31 percent of voters with an opinion on the issue believe that Critical Race Theory curriculum that teaches that white culture is inherently evil helps promote racial healing and reconciliation amongst American youth.

KEY INSIGHT: Large Majority of Voters With an Opinion on the Issue Believe Public Schools Should Focus More Time Teaching Math and Science Rather Than Cultural Issues Like CRT and Transgenderism:

  • 70 percent of voters with an opinion on the issue believe that public schools should be investing more classroom time in teaching standard curriculum like math, science, and grammar rather than teaching cultural curriculum like critical race theory and sexual identity/transgenderism.
  • 30 percent of voters with an opinion on the issue believe that public schools should be investing more classroom time in teaching cultural curriculum like critical race theory and sexual identity/transgenderism rather than standard curriculum like math, science, and grammar.

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About Summit Ministries— Founded in 1962 Summit Ministries’ mission is to equip and support rising generations to embrace God’s truth and champion a biblical worldview. Summit’s iconic two-week conferences for young adults have trained tens of thousands of today’s business innovators, cultural influencers, government officials, and church leaders. Its books and training courses equip hundreds of thousands of people a year to be confident in biblical truth.

About McLaughlin & Associates — McLaughlin & Associates is a full service, nationally recognized market research and strategic services firm that specializes in public opinion research, media planning and buying services, and strategic consulting services. McLaughlin has analyzed and interpreted thousands of public opinion and market research studies and used this information to create successful outcomes for clients. The principles of McLaughlin and Associates have 40-years of successful political and corporate experience. John McLaughlin is the CEO/Partner and Jim McLaughlin is the COO/Partner.