Posted on June 21, 2024

52% of Americans in Favor of Conserving Confederate History: PRRI Poll

Post Millennial, June 20, 2024

A Public Religion Research Institute poll has found that a slight majority of Americans are in favor of preserving Confederate history in the country. Support for the conservation of the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy came in at 52 percent, while 44 percent said they were opposed to efforts to uphold its legacy.

In regards to monuments, only 9 percent of Americans said the monuments commemorating Confederate figures should be “destroyed,” while 26 percent said they should be “left in place as-is.” The vast majority were in favor of keeping them in place “with added information on the history of slavery and racism,” or moving them to museums, at 35 and 28 percent, respectively.


41 percent of Gen Zers said the United States should preserve the legacy of the Confederates, while all other generations had above 50 percent support. Black Americans were least likely to be in favor of the move, with only 25 percent saying it was a good idea. {snip}