Pew Research CenterApril 8, 2011

Civil War at 150: Still Relevant, Still Divisive

As the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War approaches, most Americans say the war between the North and South is still relevant to American politics and public life today. More than half of Americans (56%) say the Civil War is still relevant, according to the latest national survey by the Pew […]

Pew Research CenterJanuary 30, 2004

Democratic Candidates Face Southern Voters

Southern Democrats More Culturally Conservative, Not So Different Otherwise

Pew Research CenterNovember 5, 2003

Part 5: Social and Political Attitudes about Race

The issue of race continues to divide Americans and play an important role in politics, as it has since the nation’s founding. Since 1987, Americans, ¬≠both black and white, ¬≠ have become much more personally tolerant. The idea of blacks and whites dating, once highly divisive, is now broadly accepted. There also has been a […]