Posted on 02/28/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You almost can't turn around without hearing about book bans or challenges in schools — and even public libraries — these days.

The trend might lead you to believe that many Americans support such action.

But a new CBS News/YouGov survey indicates just the opposite.

More than eight in ten responded that they did not support banning books for criticizing US history, for expressing political ideas that they disagreed with, for depicting slavery, and for discussing race.

The survey questions focused specifically on race issues (the perception of them, past and present; their place in school; etc.) and not other reasons cited for challenging books.

You can read more of the survey findings (the rest of which don't address book bans and challenges) at CBS.

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