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Poll: Majority of Mississippians oppose changing state flag

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A majority of Mississippi voters oppose changing the state flag.

According to the recent Mason-Dixon poll, statewide, 55% are opposed to changing the flag, while 37% support doing so and 8% are undecided.

The polling group says that not surprisingly, there is a large racial gap on the controversial issue. 77% of black voters strongly support removal of the Confederate emblem and 71% of white voters strongly oppose it.

A large majority of voters who identify as Democrats (63%) support the change. Those who identify as Republicans (75%) and Independents (50%) oppose it.

Mason-Dixon says that a majority of both genders oppose changing the flag, but opposition is much stronger among men (61%) than women (50%).

Here are the numbers:

QUESTION: Do you support of oppose removing the Confederate battle ensign from the Mississippi state flag?
                   SUPPORT     OPPOSE    UNDECIDED
STATE              37%             55%              8%

SEX            SUPPORT      OPPOSE    UNDECIDED
Men                   34%             61%              5%
Women              39%             50%              11%

RACE         SUPPORT      OPPOSE     UNDECIDED
White                20%             71%               9%
Black                77%             17%               6%

PARTY ID     SUPPORT    OPPOSE     UNDECIDED
Democrat           63%             29%              8%
Republican         16%             75%              9%
Independent        45%            50%              5%

DEMOGRAPHICS

PARTY REGISTRATION:
Democrat 218 (35%)
Republican 304 (49%)
Independent or Other 103 (16%)

AGE:
18-34 83 (13%)
35-49 180 (29%)
50-64 200 (32%)
65+ 161 (26%)
Refused 1

RACE/ETHNICITY:
White/Caucasian 422 (68%)
Black/African American 187 (30%)
Other/Refused 16 (2%)

SEX: 
Male 301 (48%)
Female 324 (52%)

REGION: 
1st Congressional District 152 (24%)
2nd Congressional District 144 (23%)
3rd Congressional District 162 (26%)
4th Congressional District 167 (27%)

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