FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - A new poll shows Virginians about evenly divided on whether Confederate statues throughout the state should be removed.
The poll by Hampton University and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 46% support the removal of Confederate statues and 42% oppose removal.
A similar divide emerged on the question of renaming schools and streets that honor Confederates.
The poll also found that a majority of Virginians support returning students to in-person learning with adjustments to accommodate the coronavirus pandemic.
Only 1 in 4 Virginians say they support full online learning.
As it stands now, about 80% of Virginia’s 1.3 million students are learning in a fully virtual environment.
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