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40% Favor Affirmative Action

The Trump administration plans to investigate affirmative action policies at major universities in an attempt to challenge what they consider discriminatory practices against white and Asian-American students. But despite the administration’s attempt to overturn affirmative action programs, Americans like them more than ever, even though few think it has been a success. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 3 & 6, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 3 & 6, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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