Just when you thought we were making strides toward a more inclusive society, we learn that we still have a ways to go.
According to a new survey from the polling group Public Policy Polling (PPP), 29 percent of likely Republican voters in Mississippi and 21 percent of likely GOP voters in Alabama think interracial marriage should be outlawed.
Although they are in the minority–60 percent of likely voters in Mississippi think interracial marriage should be legal–these findings come at a time when interracial marriages are on the rise, and many are no longer limiting their dating and marrying prospects due to race.
Interestingly enough, likely Republican voters in Alabama and Mississippi also think President Obama (who is the product of an interracial marriage) is a Muslim.
According to the PPP, “In Mississippi only 12% of voters think Obama’s a Christian to 52% who think he’s a Muslim and 36% who are not sure. In Alabama just 14% think Obama’s a Christian to 45% who think he’s a Muslim and 41% who aren’t sure.”
What do you think of the numbers?