Poll: Conservatives reject book banning but still hate critical race theory

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Large majorities of conservatives and Republicans disapprove of critical race theory as a concept, but that doesn't mean they're ready to ban books that depict slavery or highlight the uglier aspects of U.S. history, CBS News reports.

According to a new CBS News/YouGov poll, more than 80 percent of Americans agree that books should never be banned from schools for criticizing U.S. history, depicting slavery, discussing race, or including political ideas with which respondents disagree.

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